JP Sleep Center Receives Accreditation
JP Sleep Diagnostic Services again has earned 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. Only five-percent of sleep labs in the U.S. are accredited.
Normally, 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. However, having previously earned accreditation in 2009, the most recent five-year accreditation was earned without an on-site visit.
“We are extremely proud and quite honored,” said Dr. Mark Myers, pulmonologist and the center’s medical director. “This represents the pinnacle of quality. In the future this accreditation will be the goal all sleep centers will try to achieve.”
Both of the sleep center’s physicians, Dr. Myers and Dr. Liphard D’Souza, are board certified in Sleep Medicine.
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.
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates JP Sleep Diagnostic Services on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Mary Susan Esther, 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.”
JP Sleep Diagnostic Services is conveniently located at 2661 SE Washington Boulevard at the intersection of Highway 75 and the entrance to Colonial Estates. For more information call