February 25, 2010
SleepCare, the sleep center at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, has received re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for its commitment to provide high quality patient care and testing services for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep related disorders.
“We are very proud of the of the sleep services we offer at St. Joseph Campus and the high caliber of our professional staff,” said Alexander Gelfer, M.D., medical director of SleepCare. “This recognition is a significant accomplishment for our hospital and an added assurance to our patients that the sleep services we provide are of the highest quality.”
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 a 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.
Located at 2605 Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, SleepCare provides a full range of sleep testing (polysomnography) services. For more information call (716) 891-2782.
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates SleepCare at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Clete Kushida, AASM president. “The 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.”
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 accredits more than 1,800 centers across the country, setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.