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The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus receives national accreditation

American Academy of Sleep Medicine endorses center following onsite review

HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is excited to announce it is now accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) following an in-depth application process and onsite review late last year. For more information about The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus watch this video

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To achieve AASM accreditation, a sleep center must demonstrate a commitment to providing quality diagnostic services and long-term management of sleep patients. The center must also meet or exceed all standards for professional health care which address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance.  In addition, 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. 

"It is an honor to be recognized with this esteemed endorsement," said Dr. Daniel Glaze, chief of Texas Children's Sleep Center and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. "This accreditation further demonstrates our team's commitment to providing the best possible care for patients with sleep disorders."

The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with sleep disorders, including difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, narcolepsy, sleep apnea and other disruptive sleeping behaviors like sleepwalking, night terrors and repetitive leg movements. The team also conducts pre-surgery observation of patients scheduled for tonsillectomies.  

The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is now among the more than 2,500 sleep centers that have received accreditation, including Texas Children's Sleep Center located in the Medical Center and Texas Children's Cy-Fair Health Center.

For more information on the AASM, visit www.aasmnet.org.

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation, Texas Children's has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston.  For more information on Texas Childrens' other healthcare services such as Children MRI, go to http://www.texaschildrens.org/Locate/Departments-and-Services/Radiology/Services/MRI/. Get the latest news from Texas Children's by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

To view this video on YouTube, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrZ4sH4b3MA

Media Contact: Lindsey Fox, Texas Children's Hospital, (832) 824-2040, [email protected]

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