White County Medical Center Sleep Center has received program accreditation

White County Medical Centerannounced today that the WCMC Sleep Centerhas received program accreditation from the American Academyof Sleep Medicine (AASM).

“The American Academyof Sleep Medicine congratulates the WCMC Sleep Centeron fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as asleep disorders center,” said AASM President Dr. Nancy Collop. “TheWCMC Sleep Centeris a significant resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care forpatients suffering from sleep disorders.”

To receive a five-year accreditation, the WCMC Sleep Center was expected to meet or exceed all standards for professional healthcare as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involves a detailed inspection of a center’sfacility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patientcontacts and physician training. Additionally, the facility’s goals mustbe clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality ofmedical care in the community it serves.

The WCMC Sleep Center is directed by Dr. David Davilaand is located inside White County MedicalCenter at 3214 E. Race Ave.in Searcy.

“White County Medical Center’sachieving this accreditation for the Sleep Center, which is avoluntary process, shows a deep commitment on their part to bring a high levelof care to patients in the community,” Dr. Davila said. “Given the high prevalence of sleep disorders in the community, many patients will nowbenefit from having this comprehensive Sleep Center’s services available locally.”

The AASM currently accredits more than 2,200 sleep medicine centers and laboratories throughout the country. The academy is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers and other healthcare 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 insleep medicine healthcare, education and research.