Hinsdale – Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center recently earned program re-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.
“Sleep disorders impact so many people, from children to adults,” said Dr. Peter Freebeck, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center, and a board-certified sleep medicine specialist. “With an accredited sleep centers at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, patients suffering from sleep problems don’t have to venture far to get the help they need.”
Michael J. Goebel, chief executive officer of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, called the accreditation “a recognized benchmark of our adherence to national quality standards.”
“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,” Goebel said.
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 Hinsdale 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 the Sleep Disorders Center, visit http://www.keepingyouwell.com/CareServices/SleepDisorders.aspx 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.
Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.
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