“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Southwoods Sleep Centers on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as sleep disorders centers,” said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, AASM president. “Southwoods Sleep Centers are an important resource to the local medical community and provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”
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. The AASM accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today there are more than 2,600 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.
“With millions of Americans suffering from some type of sleep disorder, health experts are spending more time studying the link between sleep and chronic medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. I’m very proud of our team at the Sleep Centers who are helping diagnose and treat these conditions,” said Ed Muransky, CEO of Southwoods Health. “This accreditation is a direct result of their commitment and dedication to providing quality and compassionate care to our patients.” Southwoods Sleep Centers are directed by Michael A. Lileas, D.O., and are located at 7629 Market Street in Boardman and 1450 South Canfield-Niles Road in Austintown.