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Center for Sleep Medicine Receives Program Accreditation

March 8, 2010

Middletown – NY – The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Arden Hill Campus once again received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

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 involved a detailed inspection of the Center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. Additionally, the facility’s goals were clearly stated and included in plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

Daylight Savings Time, which begins on March 14, 2010 at 2:00 a.m., can have an impact on us all, as we must adjust our body clocks due to the loss of sleep caused by the time change. If you find it difficult adjusting to the time change within a reasonable amount of time or have constant problems with sleeplessness, you may be one of the 70 million Americans suffering from some type of sleep disorder and The Center for Sleep Medicine may be able to help.

Director of Respiratory Services at Orange Regional, Frank R. Salvatore Jr., RRT, MBA, FAARC said, “Garnering accreditation by the AASM shows our sleep disorder center holds the highest standards of quality and testing and we are proud to offer these services locally.”

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates the Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center and Center Medical Director Alan Schaffer 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 Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center is located at the Arden Hill Campus. For more information on the Center call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) or visit www.ormc.org.

The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional
The Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers specially trained technicians and the latest technology to diagnose sleep disorders in a comfortable setting. An overnight stay includes a polysomnogram, or sleep study, which is a painless, non-invasive test that will help determine your sleep disorder and its severity. Patients are also monitored for breathing, heart rate, blood oxygen level, eye movement, muscle tone and other factors.


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