Virtua’s sleep program receives national accreditation
Virtua Sleep Centers in Marlton and Voorhees have been awarded accreditation in sleep medicine, resulting from a survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the national accrediting body for sleep centers. Virtua’s sleep centers provide both overnight and daytime sleep studies for individuals with sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and other sleep issues. They also offer pediatric sleep studies for children with sleep apnea and narcolepsy.
Virtua sleep centers demonstrated that their policies, procedures and practices met or exceeded AASM’s high standards for professional healthcare. They proved physician and staff adherence to the highest standards of sleep medicine care.
“The AASM accreditation is evidence of our continuing commitment to the highest standards of care in sleep medicine,” says Dr. Angel Rodis, pulmonologist and medical director of Virtua’s Marlton and Voorhees Sleep Centers. “The surveyors were particularly complimentary of our home-like facilities.”
Dean Mazzoni, vice president of operations at Virtua Marlton, adds, “Our sleep medicine experts are very passionate about providing excellent patient care. This accreditation is yet another differentiator that shows why Virtua is truly the best choice for health care.”
Four of Virtua’s five Sleep Centers are now fully AASM accredited, and the fifth Center – the newest in Washington Township –is in the process of applying for full accreditation.
Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. As the leading voice in the field of sleep medicine, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in health care, education and research.
For more information about sleep studies at Virtua call 1-888-VIRTUA-3.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers almost 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org