Allen County Regional Hospital, the area’s premier healthcare resource, recently received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation for its comprehensive Sleep Center. Following a thorough review process, the hospital passed The Joint Commission’s high standards required for accreditation to earn the Gold Seal of Approval, a symbol of quality reflecting the hospital’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. In addition, Allen County Regional Hospital’s Sleep Center is the only area hospital to have the capability and expertise to offer in-home sleep studies. 

“We are very proud to receive this outstanding accreditation for our sleep program,” says Tony Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Allen County Regional Hospital. “The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval reflects our commitment to ensure that patients with sleep disorders receive the highest quality care. Accreditation by The Joint Commission is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities.” 

Allen County Regional Hospital’s Sleep Center performs comprehensive testing for age 15 through adulthood. Skilled sleep technologists collaborate to provide patient-focused care in evaluating, diagnosing and effectively treating sleep disorders, most of which include obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and restless legs syndrome. In-home studies are also offered by the Allen County Regional Hospital’s Sleep Center. 

“Millions of Americans suffer from various types of sleep disorders,” says Fred Larson, director of Allen County Regional Hospital’s Sleep Center. “They can experience symptoms such as fatigue, depression, personality changes, irritability, memory loss, decreased concentration, accidents and frequent illnesses, as well as risk for hypertension, heart disease and stroke. With our accredited, comprehensive Sleep Center, we have the experience and tools to achieve the kind of deep sleep that is vital to good physical and mental health. When adequately treated for sleep disorders, people may experience better quality of life.” 

Allen County Regional Hospital’s Sleep Center is equipped with new computer sleep diagnostic systems that painlessly record all the parameters needed to track sleep patterns, breathing, snoring, cardiac output and leg movements. Private bedrooms in the Sleep Center are equipped with new furniture, including comfortable recliners and HD televisions. 

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care indicates to patients and referring physicians that the facility is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care. Today, the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program serves 2,100 ambulatory care providers, with more than 8,500 sites of care, which, in turn, serve more than 83 million patient visits annually. 

Allen County Regional Hospital’s Sleep Lab is located inside the hospital at 3066 N. Kentucky. To make an appointment for a consultation, call 620-365-1030. For more information about Allen County Regional Hospital and its robust family of services, visit allencountyregional.com.