Stonewall Jackson Sleep Lab in Weston Receives Program Accreditation
Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Sleep Lab in Weston recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
"The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Stonewall Jackson Sleep Lab on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center," said Dr. Kelly A. Carden, AASM President. "Stonewall Jackson Sleep Lab 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."
SJMH Assistant Administrator Kevin Stalnaker congratulated staff on the accomplishment. "The diagnosis for sleep disorders and the subsequent treatment can be life-changing for our patients," Stalnaker explained. "We are proud to provide this care close to home. The accreditation from AASM validates our continuance to provide high-quality care to the 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 goals of the sleep center 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 accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today there are more than 2,600 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.
Stonewall Jackson Sleep Lab is directed by Dr. Khalid Mahmoud and is located at 230 Hospital Plaza.
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, the AASM improves sleep health and promotes high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research and practice standards.