IONIA, MI – The Sparrow Ionia Hospital Sleep Center recently received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, an important national medical society that ensures the highest standards in the field.
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, Patient care, and quality.
The Sparrow Ionia Sleep Center consists of two beds and the hospital has been performing sleep studies on Patients since 2006. The center is directed by Vishal Saini, M.D., who is board certified in Sleep Medicine.
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Sparrow Ionia Hospital Sleep Center on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Douglas Kirsch, M.D., AASM president. “Sparrow Ionia Hospital 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.”
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 disorder centers, the AASM improves sleep health and promotes high quality, Patient-centered care.
For an appointment at the Sparrow Ionia Sleep Center, talk to your primary care physician. For more information about the center, go to http://www.sparrow.org/?id=873&sid=1.
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