GILLETTE, WY – The Sleep Center at Campbell County Health has recently been granted accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers is a voluntary process for the assessment of sleep programs. By achieving accreditation, a sleep center demonstrates a commitment to the provision of quality diagnostic services and the longitudinal management of sleep patients. The Sleep Center is one of only three accredited programs in the state of Wyoming.
AASM center accreditation reflects a commitment to ensure that sleep disorders patients receive the highest quality of care. In a growing number of states, accreditation is required for reimbursement of many sleep medicine services. More than 2,500 sleep centers have achieved accreditation. Since 1977, the AASM has accredited sleep facilities utilizing the AASM Standards for Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers. The continued quality of these requirements has made AASM center accreditation the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities.
"This is a great accomplishment for our Sleep Center," said Dr. Peter Fort,
Pulmonary and Sleep medicine specialist. "AASM sets the highest standards and this shows we are providing the best sleep medicine possible in our community."
The Sleep Center provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment for over 70 different sleep disorders. The most commonly treated sleep disorders are: snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and shift work disorder. Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to serious health conditions like weight gain, high blood pressure, cardiac problems, diabetes, and increased risk of motor vehicle accidents.
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