The East Texas Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center in Tyler recently received program reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for a period of five years for meeting or exceeding all standards by AASM.
"The accreditation process involved a detailed inspection of our facility, staff, testing procedures and training," said Dr. David Jones, medical director of the sleep lab. "We are very pleased to receive this recognition again.
In order to become accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, sleep centers must comply with the AASM Standards for Accreditation, the gold standard for patient care in the sleep medicine field. These requirements incorporate the latest advances in sleep medicine and guarantee quality care to meet the needs of patients and referring physicians.
AASM Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers is a voluntary process for the assessment of sleep programs. By achieving accreditation, a sleep center demonstrates a commitment to the provision of quality diagnostic services.
The AASM currently accredits more than 2,500 sleep medicine centers across the country. The AASM is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare providers in the field of sleep medicine. The AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine heath care, education and research.