(9-11-17) – Sleep Care at Mercer Health in Coldwater recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Dr. Ilene M. Rosen, AASM president

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Sleep Care at Mercer Health on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center. Sleep Care at Mercer Health 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.

Nancy Mescher, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Mercer Health

“Sleep Care at Mercer Health has been providing high quality patient care since the program began in 2004. We have been operating within most compliance guidelines set by the AASM for the last 13 years and are proud to now have an officially accredited program.”

Sleep Care at Mercer Health is directed by Mustafa Quadri, MD, who has been a  diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine since 1995. Diagnostic studies are routinely performed at Mercer Health, and Dr. Quadri operates a sleep clinic regularly at the Celina Community Medical Center.   Please call Sleep Care at Mercer Health at 419-678-9999 to schedule an appointment.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers, the AASM improves sleep health and promotes high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards.  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.