CHOC’s Sleep Center has recently received a five-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for both Orange and Mission campuses, demonstrating CHOC’s commitment to the highest quality of patient care.
Accreditation by the AASM is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities. CHOC joins an elite group of centers nationwide who have met the AASM’s rigorous standards in safety, patient evaluation and care, staffing and education, policies and procedures, quality improvement, facility and equipment, among other standards which incorporate the latest advances in sleep medicine.
“We are thrilled for this distinction. Our entire team is dedicated to the highest standards of care provided in our two state-of-the-art facilities, where patients and their families can have confidence that they are receiving quality diagnostics,” says Teresa O’Sullivan, CHOC’s director diagnostic and rehabilitation services.
CHOC’s sleep center focuses on identifying the physical or behavioral factors that affect sleep, from obstructed airways and breathing issues, to conditions including apnea and narcolepsy. The program’s mission is to help patients and their families understand a child’s sleep disorder and provide specialized treatment, sleep studies and close follow-up care.
The center’s multidisciplinary team includes board-certified pulmonologists, sleep medicine specialists and neurologists, as well as psychologists and specially trained sleep technologists.
CHOC Orange currently performs more than 950 sleep studies a year at its three-bed center, while CHOC Mission, which opened in fall 2014, performs more than 720 sleep studies a year in its three-bed center.