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10/24/2005 6:45:00 PM
10/24/2005 7:11:34 PM
CMH Sleep Care Receives Five-Year Accreditation
WILMINGTON, OHIO-Sleep Care at Clinton Memorial Hospital—a comprehensive, outpatient sleep disorders program designed to diagnose and treat faulty sleep patterns in a variety of sleeping disorders—has received five-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as a full range of service sleep center.
The program began in 2002 as a collaboration between CMH Regional Health System, Sleep Care, and CMH Medical Staff member Dr John Liming, a board-certified pulmonologist who became the center’s medical director.
Board certified pulmonologist Dr Mustafa Quadri joined the CMH Medical Staff in 2004 to assist Dr. Liming in the operation of the service, including diagnostic testing, patient education and a follow-up program.
CMH Sleep Care has four private bedrooms equipped with bathrooms, showers and cable television for the patient’s comfort.
Commonly, sleep patients are referred to a sleep specialist by their primary care physician prior to a sleep study, but in some cases family doctors refer patients directly for the study.
A qualified sleep technician conducts the sleep studies, which are safe and painless. The lab utilizes the latest computerized polysomnographic technology, recording up to 30 diagnostic variables—including heart, breathing and brain activity, as well as eye and muscle movements. The data is scored by a technician and then interpreted by a sleep specialist.
Dr. Liming or Dr. Quadri follow up with patients to recommend a course of treatment and results are forwarded to the patient’s primary care physician.
To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional quality healthcare as designated by AASM. The process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facilities and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts and physician training.
For more information, call CMH Sleep Care at (937) 283-8940.