December 08, 2017
Portsmouth, NH - December 8, 2017 - The Sleep Diagnostic Center at Portsmouth Regional Hospital recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Sleep Diagnostic Center on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Ilene M. Rosen, AASM president.
“Our Sleep Diagnostic Center is an important resource to the local medical community and provides academic and scientific value in addition to offering the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders,” stated Dean Carucci, CEO of Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “We are honored by this accreditation and its affirmation of our Sleep Diagnostic Center,” Carucci continued.
To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional healthcare 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 accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today there are more than 2,500 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.
Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Sleep Diagnostic Center is directed by Matthew D. Robertson, MD, and is located at 333 Borthwick Avenue.