Avera St. Luke’s Sleep Lab Accredited
ABERDEEN (Aug. 15, 2013) - Avera St. Luke’s Sleep Lab has received full accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, becoming the only pediatric and adult sleep lab in this region to be accredited by AASM.
Accreditation, which includes an onsite visit, is a voluntary process for the assessment of sleep programs. By achieving accreditation, a sleep center demonstrates a commitment to providing quality diagnostic services and to the management of sleep patients. AASM accreditation, which is for a period of five years, is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities. It reflects a commitment to ensure that patients with sleep disorders receive the highest quality of care.
Avera St. Luke’s Sleep lab sees an average of 450 patients a year. Julie Alfaro is manager of Respiratory and Neurodiagnostics at Avera St. Luke’s, overseeing the Sleep Lab.