St. Mary’s Hospital has been rewarded for its high-quality diagnostic testing and management of sleep disorders.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation granted five-year accreditation to the St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Sleep Disorders Center in Centralia for properly trained specialists succeeding in testing of sleep disorders. This testing has become vitally important to the diagnosis of several sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and snoring, insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors and restless leg syndrome.
“This national accreditation validates the team effort by our staff and physicians as it comes from experts in the field of sleep study,” said St. Mary’s Hospital President Bruce Merrell. “It confirms our effort to not only provide state-of-the-art care locally, but to continue to improve.”
Accreditation of the St. Mary’s Hospital Sleep Disorders Center came after rigorous testing and guidelines. According to a letter notifying St. Mary’s Hospital of the Sleep Disorders Center accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation, “the AASM is committed to ensuring that those in the field of sleep medicine provide excellent healthcare and enhance the awareness of sleep as an important element for health, public safety, and the quality of life. By successfully completing the accreditation process and upholding the ‘Standards for Accreditation’ you have shown that you also are dedicated to the advancement of the field.”
“Sleep disorders can affect your health, safety and your quality of life,” said Sajjan Nemani, M.D., Medical Director of St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Sleep Center. “By successfully completing the accreditation process, St. Mary’s Hospital Sleep Disorders Center has shown it provides the highest quality of care in sleep medicine.”