January 19, 2012
Pensacola, FL — The Sleep Disorders Center at West Florida Hospital has been reaccredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The reaccreditation is good for a total of five years.
“We are very proud of the Sleep Disorders Center at West Florida Hospital for once again fulfilling the high standards required for receiving AASM accreditation,” said Kendrick Doidge, Vice President for Marketing/Public Relations at West Florida Healthcare. “Our efforts to achieve accreditation have been significant and reflect commitment to our patients that suffer from sleep disorders as well as to the complex field of sleep medicine.”
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 inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an 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 Sleep Disorders Center at West Florida Hospital is directed by Mark Scott, M.D. and Robert Dawkins, Ph.D., MPH, both of whom are board certified in sleep medicine. The Sleep Disorders Center is located on the second floor of the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute at 8391 North Davis Highway in Pensacola. For more information about the Sleep Disorders Center, call (850) 494-4850.
AASM 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 and labs, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine heath care, education and research.