For Immediate Release
November 2, 2015


Contact: Christa Martin, 256-386-4107
christa.martin@helenkeller.com



North Alabama Sleep Disorders Center Reaccredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine



Sheffield, Ala. - The North Alabama Sleep Disorders Center recently received program reaccreditation 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 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, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education, and research.

North Alabama Sleep Disorders Center is located on the campus of Helen Keller Hospital and is directed by Laurence C. Carmichael, M.D.