Sleep Center in Owatonna recently received program
accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
"The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates
Owatonna Sleep Center on meeting the high standards required
for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,"
said Dr. M. Safwan Badr, AASM president. "Owatonna Sleep
Center 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
"Our Owatonna Hospital Sleep Center team worked very hard at
attaining this high quality of care designation," said Dave
Albrecht, Owatonna Hospital president. "Having an accredited
Sleep Center in Owatonna is a significant benefit to our
patients and community."
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
Owatonna Sleep Center is directed by Steve Kubas, MD and is
located at 2250 NW 26th Street.