FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HICKORY, NC — The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has announced
that Catawba Valley Medical Center has earned its second consecutive five-year
accreditation for its Center for Sleep Disorders. The center is the only
one in the region to receive such recognition.
CVMC’s Center for Sleep Disorders, which features 6 private bedrooms,
state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, and private consultation rooms,
is staffed by American Board of Sleep Medicine Diplomates, pulmonologists,
neurologists, registered polysomnographic technologists, and a sleep educator.
Together, they diagnose and treat all types of sleep disorders including
narcolepsy, sleep apnea, hypoxemia, circadian rhythm disorder, restless
legs syndrome and insomnia.
To receive a five-year AASM accreditation, a sleep center must meet or
exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the
society. The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of 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.
“Attaining this recognition for a second time really speaks to the
dedication of our team,” said Scott Gibson, Director of the Center
for Sleep Disorders. “As passionate champions of sleep’s critical
role in maintaining overall health, we work very hard to ensure that each
patient receives personalized attention and the best care we can possibly
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society
for clinicians, researchers, and other 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 health care, education and research.
For additional information about CVMC’s Center for Sleep Disorders,
evaluations, or sleep studies, call (828) 485-2814 or access our website at
ABOUT CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C., is the region’s largest
not-for-profit, public healthcare system and serves the community without
direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual well-being of the public in addition to serving
as a center for health education, wellness services, preventive medicine
and acute care. CVMC has received three Magnet designations from the American
Nurses Credentialing Center and has been recognized for providing “An
Outstanding Inpatient Experience” for a fourth consecutive year
by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, please visithttp://www.catawbavalleymedical.org.