The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus Sleep Management Center’s
commitment to providing quality care has been validated through a five-year
re-accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
"Accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is the
gold standard for excellence in centers diagnosing sleep disorders,"
says C. David Sudduth, M.D., medical director of the Health System’s
Sleep Management Centers. "This assures both patients and referring
physicians that all testing is performed and interpreted according to
well recognized national standards."
According to Gerard O. Kilroy, MBA, RRT, director, Cardiopulmonary Services,
all of the Center’s sleep technologists receive training to provide
the best care possible. "The accreditation requires that the lab
be managed by a physician board-certified in sleep medicine, and that
all physicians and testing personnel stay current on new trends in the
profession," Kilroy says.
To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed
all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM.
The accreditation process involves detailed evaluation of testing procedures,
patient contacts, and physician training. Additionally, the facility’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 currently accredits more than 2,200 sleep medicine centers
and laboratories across the country. Both the Brunswick and Camden Campus
Sleep Management Centers are AASM accredited.
For more information about the Sleep Management Center, which is located
adjacent to the Brunswick Campus at 3003 Kemble Ave., call 912-466-5306.