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  • Rome Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center receives five year accreditation

    The Sleep Disorders Center at Rome Memorial Hospital has earned a five-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine assesses sleep medicine facilities to ensure that those in the field of sleep medicine provide excellent healthcare and enhance the awareness of sleep as an important element for health, public safety and the quality of life.
    “By successfully completing the accreditation process and upholding the Standards for Accreditation, the Sleep Disorders Center at Rome Memorial Hospital has proven to be dedicated to the advancement of the field,” said Eileen Luley, MS, RRT/ RPSGT, director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Rome Memorial Hospital. “The credentials of our exceptional team of providers are evidence of our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care for our patients.”
    The polysomnographic technologists at the Sleep Disorders Center are registered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, the highest certification in the field for health professionals who clinically assess patients with sleep disorders.
    In addition to the highly trained technical staff, Pulmonologist Mohammed Seedat, MD, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center, has earned his board certification in Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
    To receive initial AASM accreditation, the Sleep Disorders Center underwent an intensive site survey. Under scrutiny were patient charts, equipment inspections, continuing education competency of technicians, patient safety, emergency protocols and sleep protocols. In addition, the facility’s structure and patient accommodations were reviewed.
    The Sleep Disorders Center is located within the hospital which gives the patients comfort in knowing that full time security is always available as well as critical care trained staff.
    The Sleep Disorders Center at Rome Memorial Hospital offers hotel-like rooms, complete with queen size memory foam beds, a private bath in every room and flat screen TVs. In the morning, patients can choose between a continental breakfast at the center or a voucher for a free hot breakfast in the hospital cafeteria.
    During a sleep study, the technologist monitors brain waves, oxygen levels, heart rate, body and leg movements, cardiac arrhythmias, stages of sleep and breathing patterns. Data collected from the sleep study is interpreted in a report for the referring physician.
    The Sleep Disorders Center is open six nights a week for adult and pediatric sleep studies. In addition, studies can be performed during the day or off hours for individuals whose daily routine includes daytime sleep schedules.
    “We treat patients from age 2 to 99,” Luley said
    For more information about the Sleep Disorders Center at Rome Memorial Hospital, please call 315.338.7242.