Manistee Hospital Sleep Center Achieves National Reaccreditation

Manistee Hospital Sleep Center Achieves National Reaccreditation

Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital’s Sleep Center recently achieved reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The accreditation is valid for five years.

“This accreditation recognizes that Manistee Hospital’s Sleep program meets or exceeds all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM,” said Sleep Center manager Alex Callaway. Standards address core areas such as patient care, quality assurance, personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, and data acquisition.

The Manistee Hospital Sleep Center evaluates and treats a variety of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, REM behavior disorders, insomnia, among other parasomnias. “Indications of a sleep disorder may include snoring, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, restlessness, waking gasping for breath while sleeping, feeling unrested after a night of sleep, and daytime sleepiness,” said sleep medicine specialist Kristin Watson, PA-C. 

Individuals who have concerns about the quality of their sleep should ask their primary care provider if a referral to the Sleep Center might be beneficial. “Lack of quality sleep is not just an annoyance,” said Watson. “Sleep disorders can have major health implications and are linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and premature death. Many patients with sleep disorders are not diagnosed and/or may not be receiving proper treatment.” 

The Sleep Center is located inside Manistee Hospital at 1465 E. Parkdale Ave. For more information about the center, call 231-398-1675.