Bolingbrook – Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center recently earned program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM is the largest professional medical society for clinicians, researchers and other health-care providers in the field of sleep medicine and is considered to be the gold standard.
To receive accreditation, the center underwent a detailed inspection of both the facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts and physician training, to ensure it meets or exceeds all AASM standards. Additionally, the organization evaluated the center’s goals to ensure they were clearly stated and included plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care.
“Successful accreditation is a recognized benchmark to demonstrate adherence to quality standards,” said Dr. Arnon Rubin, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center, and a board-certified sleep medicine specialist. “My colleagues and I are very proud to be able to offer this service to this community.”
Added Rick Mace, chief executive officer of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital: “Accreditation of our Sleep Disorders Center encourages ongoing learning, discussion and research, and education so we can provide the best possible care for our patients.”
Not getting your ZZZs?
Chronic sleep problems affect more than 40 million Americans annually, negatively impacting health and happiness. Insufficient sleep is linked to medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. Annually, sleep deprivation costs American society more than $100 billion in lost productivity, medical expenses, sick leave and property damage.
Do you think you might need to have a sleep study? Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center treats adult patients for all known sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movements. Patients should talk to their primary care physician if they think they might be suffering from a sleep disorder.
The Sleep Disorders Center study rooms each have full-size Tempur-Pedic® beds. Dressers with nightstands and lamps are an added touch. The goal was to make each room feel more like a bedroom rather than a hospital room. Even the bedding has been chosen to give that home-like feel.
For more information about Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center, visit www.keepingyouwell.com/ABH or call 630-590-2331. For more information about the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, visit www.aasmnet.org.
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, Lisa.email@example.com; 630-856-2354