Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has accredited its sleep centers at Anderson, Fairfield and West Hospitals and Liberty Falls Medical Center.
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s sleep centers on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditations as a sleep disorders centers,” said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, AASM president. “Mercy Health’s four sleep centers are 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.
For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the Mercy Health sleep center nearest you:
- Mercy Health — Anderson Hospital Sleep Center, directed by Samir Ataya, MD
- Mercy Health — Fairfield Hospital Sleep Center, directed by Sanjiv P. Patel, MD, FAASM
- Mercy Health — Liberty Falls Sleep Center, directed by Sanjiv P. Patel, MD, FAASM
- Mercy Health — West Hospital Sleep Center, directed by Bashar Brijawi, MD, RPSGT, FAASM
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.