Fulton County Medical Center earns Sleep Medicine accreditation

11 July 2024- The Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg recently earned program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, demonstrating its commitment to the provision of high-quality care for people who have sleep problems.

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Fulton County Medical Center on meeting the rigorous standards required to earn accreditation for sleep services,” said AASM President Dr. Eric J. Olson. “AASM accreditation is the gold standard for sleep care, giving patients confidence and peace of mind when they seek help for a sleep disorder.”

AASM-accredited sleep centers provide diagnostic and therapeutic care for people who have problems related to sleep and alertness. Sleep disorders include obstructive sleep apnea, chronic insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.

To receive and maintain 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.

The AASM accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today there are more than 2,300 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country. Fulton County Medical Center’s sleep disorder center is directed by Pajman Danai, MD, and is located at 214 Peach Orchard Road. For more information on the FCMC sleep study program, please call 717-485-6323. If you think you would benefit from a sleep study, please talk to your healthcare provider regarding a referral for a sleep study.

The AASM is a medical society for physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers, the AASM advances sleep care and enhances sleep health to improve lives.