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The Sleep Disorder Center at Day Kimball Hospital Receives Re-Accreditation from American Academy Of Sleep Medicine

February 10, 2010

Day Kimball’s center is the only accredited sleep center in Northeast Connecticut

PUTNAM, CT– The Sleep Disorder Center at Day Kimball Hospital was recently re-accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Day Kimball Hospital is the only AASM accredited sleep disorder center in Northeast Connecticut.

“The accreditation process is lengthy and rigorous,” said Lisa French, CRT, RPSGT. ”We follow strict practice parameters and policy procedures implemented by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. I’m proud to work for an organization that is held to and continues to meet such high standards.”

Re-accreditation is required every five years to ensure that patients continuously receive the highest standard of care. To receive a five-year accreditation, Day Kimball’s sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of the center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts and physician training.

Sleep disorders can affect people in the following ways: trouble falling or staying asleep, breathing stops during sleep, loud snoring, restless at night, fatigued after a night’s sleep, wake up with a headache, moody or irritable, trouble with concentration, hyperactivity and children among other symptoms. Day Kimball Hospital offers testing for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless legs, REM behaviors, parasomnias, nocturnal seizure disorder and narcolepsy.

Last year the Sleep Disorder Center at Day Kimball Hospital completed over 700 sleep study tests. Sleep studies require a physician referral. Once a sleep test is completed, a board-Certified sleep physician interprets sleep test results and comprehensive reports are sent to the patient’s physician mostly within 10 days. These results help the referring physician to determine an effective treatment plan for the patient to help him or her rest during the night and experience better overall health.

The Day Kimball Hospital Sleep Disorder Center is directed by Dr. Majaz Moonis and is located 320 Pomfret Street. For more information call (860) 963-6340.