Fryes Sleep Disorders Center Accredited 
 
Thursday, 25 September 2008 
 
 
Sally Hart, RPSGT (Registered Polysomnographic Technologist), LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and Andy Young, RPSGT conduct sleep studies in Frye’s Sleep Disorders Center. 

The Sleep Disorders Center at Frye Regional Medical Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates the Sleep Disorders Center at Frye Regional Medical Center on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Mary Susan Esther, AASM president. “The center is a significant resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to high quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”

To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep disorders center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designed 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 goad 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 1,500 sleep medicine centers and laboratories across the country.           

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.

For more information call the Sleep Disorders Center at Frye at 828-315-3863.