Wesley Medical Center's Sleep Disorders Center Receives Program Reaccreditation

October 25, 2011

Wesley Medical Center's Sleep Disorders Center Receives Program Reaccreditation

Wichita, Kansas – Wesley’s Sleep Disorders Center has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Wesley Sleep Disorders Center on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Nancy Collop, AASM president. “The Wesley Sleep Disorders 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.”

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 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. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine currently accredits more than 2,200 sleep medicine centers and laboratories across the country.

“Accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine assures that only the highest quality medical care is being provided at Wesley Sleep Disorders Center. Our accreditation represents many hours of work by our staff, and we are proud of this accomplishment,” said Dr. Hugh Ekengren, Director of Wesley’s Sleep Disorders Center.

Wesley’s Sleep Disorders Center is located at 551 North Hillside, Ste. 200. For more information about the Center, call 316.962.8020.

Wesley Medical Center is an acute care hospital providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Every year, more than 25,000 adults and children are inpatients and more than 6,000 babies are born at Wesley. Wesley is especially also noted for its emergency care, Children’s Center, cardiovascular services, and pediatric care. It features the area’s only Pediatric ER and Gamma Knife Center. Wesley was founded in 1912 by the Southwestern Conference of the Medical Methodist Church and became an HCA facility in 1985. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit wesleyintensivecaring.com.

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 health care, education and research.