January 15, 2019
Stafford, VA (January 15, 2019) - Stafford Hospital Sleep and Wake Disorder Center in Stafford recently
received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Stafford Hospital
Sleep and Wake Disorder Center on meeting the high standards required
to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Douglas
Kirsch, AASM president. “Stafford Hospital Sleep and Wake Disorder
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.
Stafford Hospital Sleep and Wake Disorder Center is directed by Derrick
A. Manzlak, MD, and is located at 101 Hospital Center Blvd. 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 improves sleep health and promotes high quality, patient-centered
care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards.