News | Published October 15, 2013

Mount Nittany Health’s Sleep Management Program receives program accreditation

Mount Nittany Health’s Sleep Management Program recently received program accreditation for a five-year period from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Mount Nittany Health’s Sleep Management Program on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said M. Safwan Badr, MD, AASM president. “The Sleep Management Program 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 healthcare 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.

“Accreditation of sleep disorders centers by the AASM is a voluntary process for the assessment of sleep programs. Successful accreditation reflects a commitment by Mount Nittany Health to assure quality patient care through comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment,” said Robert Moser, RRT, MHA, administrative director, Sleep Management Program. “An accredited sleep disorders program is considered the gold standard of sleep care and is a significant resource to the medical community and to the region.”

The AASM 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 is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine healthcare, education and research. In 1977, the AASM accredited its first sleep center. Today there are more than 2,500 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.

The Sleep Management Program is directed by John Solic, MD, and provides treatment for an array of sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, snoring, sleepwalking, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea and daytime drowsiness. Located at 2121 Old Gatesburg Road, Suite 100, in State College, Pa., call 814.231.7277 or visit mountnittany.org for more information.

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