St. Luke’s Sleep Disorders Center Achieves Reaccreditation
St. Luke’s Sleep Disorders Center has achieved program reaccreditation with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for five more years.
“St. Luke’s Sleep Disorders Center is an important resource for our community,” St. Luke’s Director of Patient Care Services Barb Boettcher said. “Sleep is essential to health, and the effective treatment of sleep disorders can be life changing for those we serve.”
To earn and main accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address the core areas of personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, a sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
St. Luke’s Sleep Disorders Center is overseen by Medical Director Dr. Vance Bachelder who is board certified in Sleep Medicine. His leadership has helped to ensure achieving and maintain this accreditation since 2007. To learn more about St. Luke’s Sleep Disorders Center, visit slhduluth.com/sleep.