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Sleep soundly tonight: Needham Sleep Center receives key accreditation

Posted by Evan Allen  January 16, 2013 09:54 AM

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The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham Sleep Center has received an important accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, according to a statement from the hospital.

“This is an important milestone,” said Beth Israel Needham’s President and Chief Executive Officer John Fogarty in the statement. “We have grown over the past two years into an advanced sleep center. Receiving accreditation from AASM highlights the exceptional quality of our program.”

The Sleep Center has a sleep laboratory for the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, according to the statement, and the Sleep Center offers diagnostic testing and clinical management to ensure compliance with therapy.

To receive accreditation for a five-year period, according to the statement, a sleep center has to meet or exceed all standards for professional health care. The sleep center’s goals must be clear and include plans to positively affect the quality of medical care in the community it serves, according to the statement.

“Our team is doing more advanced studies in Needham than ever before,” said Sleep Center Medical Director J. Woodrow Weiss, MD, in the statement. “Being in the community makes it easier for patients to be tested so they get the needed treatment faster too.”

The Sleep Center can be reached at 1-800-432-8808.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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