July 10, 2012
as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Sam Fleishman, AASM president. “The St. Croix Regional Sleep Center is a significant 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 a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. Additionally, the facility’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 currently accredits more than 2,400 sleep medicine centers and laboratories across the country.
The St. Croix Regional Sleep Center is directed by John P Miller, MD, and is located in the lower level of the Hospital Building at 235 State St. For more information, call Respiratory Care at 715-483-0266 or the main clinic number 800-828-3627.
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 and labs, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.