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The Medical Center Sleep Center Receives Reaccreditation



The Medical Center Sleep Center in Bowling Green recently received program reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

“Almost 70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder,” says Justin Srygler, Director of Clinical Allied Services at The Medical Center, “and these disorders can be linked to chronic physical disorders as well as anxiety and depression. We are proud of the highquality service The Medical Center Sleep Center offers to our community. This accreditation shows that our patients are receiving the best care possible.”

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates The Medical Center Sleep Center on meeting the high standards required to earn reaccreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, AASM president. “The Medical Center Sleep Center 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.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today, there are more than 2,600 AASMaccredited sleep centers across the country.

The Medical Center Sleep Center was established in 1991 to diagnose and treat sleep disorders such as restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, insomnia and narcolepsy, among others. The Medical Center Sleep Center also performs pediatric sleep studies and tests for all sleep disorders in children ages two and older. The Center is directed by Nisarfathmia Kazimuddin, MD, and is located at 825 Second Avenue East, A3.

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.

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