Sleep Center Receives Program Accreditation

5/4/2016

Allegan General Hospital’s Sleep Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Allegan General Hospital’s Sleep Center on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Nathaniel Watson, AASM president.

"I am so proud Allegan General Hospital can offer the services of an accredited Sleep Center to our patients,” said Dr. Patricia Seiler, board certified sleep medicine specialist and Medical Director of Allegan General Hospital’s Sleep Center. “Untreated sleep problems can harm physical health, increase accident risks, and interfere with good mental health, having an accredited Sleep Center in Allegan makes getting the best sleep health care easier."

To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as patient care, quality assurance, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, and staffing. 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 2,500 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.

Allegan General Hospital’s Sleep Center diagnoses and treats common sleep disorders, from sleep apnea to chronic insomnia. For more information about the Center or to find out more information about its free at-home screening, visit allegangeneral.org/sleep or call 269-686-4012.

Allegan General Hospital is a community hospital that focuses on providing exceptional, compassionate and personalized healthcare to the community it serves. Allegan General provides a wide range of healthcare services, including surgery, sleep center, emergency, physical rehabilitation, wound care, pain management and mental health. For more information, visit allegangeneral.org.

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.

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