St. Catherine Hospital Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Disorders Center Receives Reaccreditation

(GARDEN CITY, KAS.) St. Catherine Hospital Neurodiagnostic & Sleep Disorders Center in Garden City recently received program reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). AASM accreditation has become the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates St. Catherine Hospital Neurodiagnostic & Sleep Disorders Center on meeting the high standards required for receiving reaccreditation as a sleep disorders center, said Dr. Ronald D. Chervin, AASM president. St. Catherine Hospital Neurodiagnostic & 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 centers goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

St. Catherine Hospital Neurodiagnostic & Sleep Disorders Center is directed by Dr. William Leeds with the assistance of Laura Ludlow, BSN, PA-C, and is located at 401 E. Spruce. To make an appointment, please call 620-272-2420.

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About the Sleep Center at St. Catherine Hospital
The Sleep Center at St. Catherine Hospital is a nationally accredited program with experience in diagnosing and managing sleep disturbances. Our experienced team includes a physician who is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, a Physician Assistant, and a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. The team designs personalized treatment programs to manage sleep disorders in adults and children including sleep apnea, restless legs, REM behavior disorders, night terrors, nocturnal seizures, sleepwalking and various other sleep problems.

About the AASM
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 is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.

Media Contact
Shawna Deal
St. Catherine Hospital, Centura Health
Community Relations Coordinator
620-272-2529 (desk)
620-805-9959 (cell)
ShawnaDeal@Centura.org