Eastside Medical Center's Sleep Disorders Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
"The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Eastside Medical Center's Sleep Disorders Center on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center," said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, AASM president. "Eastside Medical Center's Sleep Disorders Center 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."
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 sleep center's goals 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.
Dr. Gregory Mauldin serves as the Medical Director for Eastside Medical Center's Sleep Disorders Center, which is located at 1700 Medical Way in Snellville, Georgia.
Through dedicated care, the Eastside Sleep Disorders Center aims to improve sleep health for their patients and promotes high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards.