JSMC sleep center earns second accreditation
January 26, 2012
HOPKINSVILLE—The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has accredited the Sleep Disorders and Neurodiagnostic Center (SDNC) at Jennie Stuart Medical Center (JSMC) to provide sleep studies in the home. Already accredited to provide sleep studies at the hospital, JSMC’s sleep center is the only sleep lab in the area to hold dual accreditation.
“The SDNC started offering home sleep tests last year to make testing more convenient and cost effective. The Academy has strict guidelines about who qualifies for this type of testing. It recommends home sleep tests only be performed on patients who have no underlying co-morbidities, no other suggested sleep disorders, and who physically cannot have a study conducted in the sleep center,” Manoj Majmudar, MD, FCCP, medical director, JSMC Sleep Disorders Center, says.
“This additional accreditation for what is called out-of-center testing lets the public know that we are excellent at diagnosing and treating the many types of sleep disorders,” Brandi Sandbrink, AA, RPSGT, RST, manager, Sleep Disorders Center, says. “It’s the latest quality indicator for our department that treats more than 1,100 patients per year.”
The sleep center treats patients from age two and up for insomnia to sleep apnea—cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or longer—and about 90 other types of sleep disorders. Daytime tours of the four-bed sleep center are available to ease patient fears about what occurs during sleep studies. For more information, call (800) 887-JSMC, ext. 6883.
JSMC is a private, not-for-profit health organization that includes an acute-care medical center; free-standing outpatient surgery, medical imaging, laboratory, and rehabilitation services; and an integrated physician network. Read more online at www.jsmc.org.