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GRH Sleep Clinic achieves accreditation from the AASM

Hospital news | Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Contact: Mardi Ford

LA GRANDE – Grande Ronde Hospital's (GRH) Sleep Clinic has achieved accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The Sleep Clinic recently underwent a stringent onsite review and program audit conducted by the AASM. On April 5th, the AASM announcement that follows this release was received as official notification that the GRH Sleep Clinic had achieved the full accreditation. The GRH clinic is one of only two, or possibly three, in Eastern Oregon to have this prestigious accreditation. Sleep Clinic Medical Director is Christine Quinto, MD, FAASM (pictured right).

“This recognition from the AASM affirms Grande Ronde Hospital’s commitment to providing excellent sleep-related care to our community. The process of accreditation was not easy, but was made possible by the hard work and determination of our Sleep team. I would like to personally thank DeeDee Tanner, Sleep Clinic manager; David Oliver, RPSGT; Chris Parsons, RPSGT; Carly Gray, ANP; and Pam Mann, RN, for their contribution to the accreditation process, as well as for their dedication to promoting our patients’ sleep health,” said Dr. Quinto in response to the news.

The full press release from the AASM follows. It describes the standards for the accreditation, which includes meeting or exceeding all AASM-designated standards for professional health care. These include a review of all our Sleep Clinic personnel, our facility and equipment, our policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance indicatives, as well as clearly stated goals that address plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

For more information on our Sleep Clinic services, please visit grh.org/sleep.

Grande Ronde Sleep Lab in La Grande Receives Program Accreditation

La Grande, OR - April 5, 2018 - Grande Ronde Sleep Lab in La Grande recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Grande Ronde Sleep Lab on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Ilene M. Rosen, AASM president. “Grande Ronde Sleep Lab is an important resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”

To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center’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 accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today there are more than 2,500 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.

Grand Ronde Sleep Lab is directed by Christine J. Quinto, MD, FAASM, and is located at 701 Sunset Drive.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers, the AASM improves sleep health and promotes high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards.

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