Chelsea Sleep Center Receives Accreditation 03/04/2010 Chelsea, MI - Chelsea Community Hospital Sleep Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
“We are so pleased to receive this recognition from the AASM,” said Mark Garwood, M.D., of Greater Ann Arbor Neurology Associates and Medical Director of the Chelsea Community Hospital Sleep Center. “It is truly a reflection of our staff’s hard work and dedication to providing the best care to our patients. We strive to give our patients compassionate care in a comfortable, state-of-the-art facility, and I believe we are doing that each day.”
To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. Additionally, the facility’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Chelsea Community Hospital Sleep Center on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Clete Kushida, AASM president. “The center is a significant 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.”
Chelsea Community Hospital Sleep Center is located at in the Main Hospital at 775 S. Main Street. For more information, please call (734) 475-3963.
About Chelsea Community Hospital
Chelsea Community Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital established in 1970. Located in Chelsea, Michigan, CCH recently merged with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. CCH is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. CCH attracts more than 300 physicians in almost all disciplines, with leading edge technology, including the largest and strongest MRI in Michigan. Employing 1050 full- and part-time staff, CCH reported $96,471,284 in unrestricted revenue in fiscal year 2008. As a not-for-profit hospital, Chelsea Community Hospital reinvests its profits back into the community through programs to serve the poor and uninsured, manage chronic conditions like diabetes, health education and promotion initiatives, and outreach for the elderly. In Fiscal Year 2008, this included nearly $520,000 in such community benefits. Please visit cch.org for more information on the many programs and services offered at CCH.
About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a newly expanded health care organization serving southeast Michigan. Health coverage spans six counties, including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital and 74-bed St. Joseph Mercy Saline. Combined, the seven hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have five outpatient health centers, five urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians.