Thursday, April 03, 2014 - St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Center Receives Accreditation

West Bend, Wis. – Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 

To receive 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 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. 

St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Center is directed by Eric Olafsson, MD, and is located at 1201 Oak Street, Suite K.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine first accredited a sleep disorders center in 1977. Today there are more than 2,500 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Center on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. M. Safwan Badr, AASM president. “St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Center is an important 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.”