Palos Sleep Disorders Center Receives Accreditation
Palos Community Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Palos Community Hospital Sleep Disorders Center on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Nancy Collop, AASM president. “The Palos Community Hospital Sleep Disorders Center is a significant 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 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 2,200 sleep medicine centers and laboratories across the country.
The Palos Community Hospital Sleep Disorders Center is directed by Tabassum Hanif, M.D, ABSM Board Certified and is located at11900 Southwest Highway, Suite 102 in Palos Park.
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 health care, education and research.
Chronic sleep problems affect more than 40 million Americans annually, having a big impact on 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? Palos Community Hospital Sleep Disorders Center treats adult patients for all 81 known sleep disorders; including snoring and sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs and periodic limb movements. Patients should talk to their primary care physician if they think they may be suffering from a sleep disorder.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to see a sleep specialist with a doctor at Palos Community Hospital Sleep Disorders Center you may call 708-827-2440. For more information on Palos Community Hospital and its sleep disorder centers visit www.PalosCommunityHospital.org/sleep.