Mercy Walworth Sleep and Lung Center, located at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center in Lake Geneva, recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
To receive accreditation for a five-year period, Mercy Walworth Sleep and Lung Center met and exceeded all standards for professional healthcare as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today, there are more than 2,500 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.
About AASM: 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, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.