Parkland Medical Center September 13, 2019

The Center for Sleep Diagnostics at Parkland Medical Center has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

"With the AASM accreditation, patients seeking care for sleep-related conditions at Parkland Medical Center can be assured the center has received national recognition for outstanding care and quality," said Michael G. Laidlaw, M.D., Ph.D., Center for Sleep Diagnostics at Parkland Medical Center. "The Center for Sleep Disorders at Parkland Medical Center is proud to offer patients high level care and analysis for sleep disorders, and we are well equipped to make a sleep study a comfortable experience close to home in the greater Derry community."

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.

"The AASM congratulates The Center for Sleep Diagnostics at Parkland Medical Center on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center," said Dr. Kelly A. Carden, AASM president. "The Center for Sleep Diagnostics at Parkland Medical 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 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.