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St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Disorders Center in Elmira Receives Program Re-Accreditation


St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Disorders Center at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira recently received program re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

"The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Disorders Center on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving re-accreditation as a sleep disorders center," said Dr. Mary Susan Esther, AASM president. "The 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 1,600 sleep medicine centers and laboratories across the country.

St. Joseph's Hospital Sleep Disorders Center is directed by Dr. Mark Ivanick and is located at 555 St. Joseph's Boulevard. For more information call (607) 737-7008.

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 heath care, education and research.


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