Health Care

Southwoods Receives Program Accreditation

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Southwoods Sleep Centers announced that it received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, or AASM.

To receive the five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed the AASM’s professional health care standards in core areas, including personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. The sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in its community.

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Southwoods Sleep Centers on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as sleep disorders centers,” said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, AASM president. “Southwoods Sleep Centers are an important resource to the local medical community and provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”

The AASM has accredited sleep disorders centers since 1977. Today there are more than 2,600 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.

“With millions of Americans suffering from some type of sleep disorder, health experts are spending more time studying the link between sleep and chronic medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. I’m very proud of our team at the Sleep Centers who are helping diagnose and treat these conditions,” said Ed Muransky, CEO of Southwoods Health. “This accreditation is a direct result of their commitment and dedication to providing quality and compassionate care to our patients.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.