OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group Adult and Child Sleep Diagnostic Center in Escanaba recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group Adult and Child Sleep Diagnostic Center on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Ronald D. Chervin, AASM president. “OSF is an important resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”
To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group Adult and Child Sleep Diagnostic Center is directed by Raghu J Kasetty, MD, and offers state-of-the-art technology for the treatment of sleep disorders. Conditions that are diagnosed and treated include sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic leg movements and hypersomnia. For convenience, in selected cases, home sleep study equipment is available to use in the comforts of one’s own home.
“We are extremely proud to have achieved this level of accreditation. Within the standards of the AASM we will continue to align our Mission to provide safe, quality health care, exceptional patient experiences and services that improve and support a healthy community,” adds Paul Capodilupo, Manager of Cardiopulmonary Services.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine 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, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.