The Sleep Place at EORH Receives Sleep Medicine Program AccreditationTuesday, July 31, 2018
The Sleep Place at East Ohio Regional Hospital has earned accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Achieving accreditation demonstrates a sleep medicine provider’s commitment to high quality, patient-centered care through adherence to the AASM Standards for Accreditation. AASM accreditation is voluntary and exhibits the facility’s dedication to the practice of sleep medicine.
"The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates The Sleep Place on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, AASM president. “The Sleep Place 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.
“We have an outstanding team of professionals at The Sleep Place at EORH,” said Daniel C. Dunmyer, OVMC-EORH Chief Executive Officer. “Their hard work and dedication to meet the standards required by the AASM are evident with this accreditation. Patient safety and wellness are always at the forefront of The Sleep Place team.”
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today there are more than 2,600 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country. The Sleep Place is directed by Attila Lenkey, MD, and is located at 90 North 4th Street.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare providers in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers, the AASM improves sleep health and promotes high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards.
Pictured are Carolyn Byles, The Sleep Place Technologist, Dr. Attila Lenkey, The Sleep Place Medical Director, and April Lucido, The Sleep Place Manager.