CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- The Center for Sleep Medicine at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
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 American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates the Center for Sleep Medicine at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, AASM president.
“The Center for Sleep Medicine at Hudson Valley Hospital 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.” Debbie Neuendorf, vice president of administration at the hospital, said that the accreditation will allow the hospital to expand and refine its services. “The accreditation is a validation of the quality of care that we provide patients, and of the competence and expertise of our director Dr. Charles Abate,’’ said Neuendorf. “Sleep disorders are a growing concern for many people and at the root cause of larger chronic health issues. Our ability to diagnose and treat these issues contributes to general wellness in the community.” As part of its continued quest to better serve the community, Hudson Valley opened the center in 2012. It provides professional consultation, diagnostic and treatment services for all types of sleep disorders, and is on the hospital's campus at 1980 Crompond Road in Cortlandt Manor.