Center for Sleep Medicine Earns Reaccreditation
Hattiesburg Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine has received reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates The Center for Sleep Medicine on meeting high standards required to earn reaccreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Ilene M. Rosen, AASM president. “The Center for Sleep Medicine is an important resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality of care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”
The Center for Sleep Medicine is a full service sleep center that specializes in clinical evaluation and follow-up of sleep related problems. The center houses a clinical studies laboratory for in-depth analysis of sleep-related issues. A wide range of adult and pediatric sleep disorders are treated through the center, such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, excessive sleepiness, and disorders associated with the initiation and maintenance of sleep.
To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process can take between six to eight months. The Center for Sleep Medicine has been accredited since 1985.
“We are pleased to know that our facility has continued to meet the standards of accreditation. We strive to operate as a facility that provides a level of care and treatment to our patients that meets the expectations of our field. We hope this achievement assures our patients of our commitment to serve them,” said Walid G. Younis, MD, director of The Center for Sleep Medicine.
The AASM is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers and labs, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine heath care, education and research. The AASM currently accredits more than 2,500 sleep medicine facilities in the U.S., Canada and U.S. territories.