The Pediatric Sleep Center at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The Pediatric Sleep Center offers a comprehensive range of services to diagnose and treat sleep disorders affecting children and adolescents and is the only accredited pediatric sleep program in the region, officials said.
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 improves sleep health and promotes "high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research and practice standards."
To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care 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.
“I am very proud of the team of registered sleep technologists and administrative staff at the Pediatric Sleep Center whose hard work and dedication made this honor possible” said Dr. David Suhrbier, chief of pediatric neurology. “We are excited to bring pediatric sleep medicine to the forefront of children’s health in this region, and this designation will help us do that.”
For more information about the Pediatric Sleep Center at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, visit childrensaterlanger.org/pediatricneurology
or call 423-778-5437.