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Owatonna Sleep Center in Owatonna Receives Program Accreditation

OWATONNA, Minn. 01/27/2014

Owatonna Sleep Center in Owatonna recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

"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 serves.

"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 country.

Owatonna Sleep Center is directed by Steve Kubas, MD and is located at 2250 NW 26th Street.

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