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Sleep Disorders Center Receives Program Reaccreditation

New Britain [August 18 2008] - Hospital of Central Connecticut Sleep Disorders Center Receives Program Reaccreditation

The Sleep Disorders Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain recently received program reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates the Sleep Disorders Center at the Hospital of Central Connecticut on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving reaccreditation as a sleep disorder center,” said Dr. Mary Susan Esther, AASM president. “The center is a significant resource to the local medical community and provides academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”

To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. Additionally, the facility’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 currently accredits more than 1,500 sleep medicine centers and laboratories across the country.

The Sleep Disorders Center at the Hospital of Central Connecticut is directed by Dr. Marc Kawalick and is located at 100 Grand Street. For more information call (860) 224-5749.

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

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, X4366














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