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Sleep Center earns accreditation

Nov 18, 2019, 10:00 AM
Skagit Valley Hospital's Center for Sleep Disorders has been reaccredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Medical Assistant, Sarah holding clipboard in Sleep Lab

The Center for Sleep Disorders at Skagit Valley Hospital has earned reaccreditation as the result of a Nov. 5 survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The Center for Sleep Disorders offers evaluation, management and testing for sleep disorders in one convenient location.

The reaccreditation, which takes place every five years with a site visit every 10 years, covers the six-bed sleep lab and the outpatient sleep medicine clinic, which are both located within Skagit Valley Hospital. Rob Mortensen, RRT, is the Regional Director of Respiratory Therapy, Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Medicine.

The surveyor, who will report no findings, noted that the facility is “a very fine sleep lab” and noted that staff are doing a “great job.” The surveyor stated that bringing together the clinic and lab into a central location was a sound operational decision.

The Center of Sleep Disorders is also recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Washington State Health Care Authority, a status that requires AASM accreditation.

Through September 2019, 920 sleep studies have been completed and approximately 300 patients are seen monthly in the clinic.

As noted by AASM, “achieving AASM accreditation demonstrates a sleep medicine provider’s commitment to high quality, patient-centered care through adherence to these standards.”

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Sleep Center earns accreditation

Nov 18, 2019, 10:00 AM
Skagit Valley Hospital's Center for Sleep Disorders has been reaccredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Medical Assistant, Sarah holding clipboard in Sleep Lab

The Center for Sleep Disorders at Skagit Valley Hospital has earned reaccreditation as the result of a Nov. 5 survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The Center for Sleep Disorders offers evaluation, management and testing for sleep disorders in one convenient location.

The reaccreditation, which takes place every five years with a site visit every 10 years, covers the six-bed sleep lab and the outpatient sleep medicine clinic, which are both located within Skagit Valley Hospital. Rob Mortensen, RRT, is the Regional Director of Respiratory Therapy, Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Medicine.

The surveyor, who will report no findings, noted that the facility is “a very fine sleep lab” and noted that staff are doing a “great job.” The surveyor stated that bringing together the clinic and lab into a central location was a sound operational decision.

The Center of Sleep Disorders is also recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Washington State Health Care Authority, a status that requires AASM accreditation.

Through September 2019, 920 sleep studies have been completed and approximately 300 patients are seen monthly in the clinic.

As noted by AASM, “achieving AASM accreditation demonstrates a sleep medicine provider’s commitment to high quality, patient-centered care through adherence to these standards.”