Story County Medical Center Earns Accreditation for Sleep Study Services
7/24/2017

NEVADA, IOWA –Story County Medical Center’s Sleep Study Program recently earned accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

This three-year accreditation ensures that Story County Medical Center’s Sleep Study Program meets or exceeds all required standards set forth by ACHC.  All ACHC accreditation surveys are conducted by Sleep Specialists who offer evidence-based best practices to ensure all quality measures and standards are met or exceeded.

The Story County Medical Center Sleep Study Program most commonly serves patients suspected to be impacted by sleep apnea. According to the National Sleep Foundation over 18 million Americans suffer from this disease. If sleep apnea is left untreated it can have serious and even life-threatening consequences including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, memory problems and weight gain. 

The Story County Medical Center Sleep Study team is skilled in diagnosing sleep apnea and other sleep disorders and working with physicians to develop an individualized plan of care.

Risk factors for sleep apnea include: being male, being overweight, over age 40, large neck size (17 inches or greater for males and 16 inches or greater for females), having large tonsils, a large tongue or small jaw bone, having a family history of sleep apnea, having Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum, allergies or sinus problems.

The accreditation provides objective proof that the Story County Medical Center Sleep Study Program is meeting established guidelines in regards to quality of care. Other benefits of choosing Story County Medical Center for Sleep Services include:

  • Services provided locally for convenience
  • A streamlined referral process
  • Short wait times from referral to study scheduling
  • Quick Interpretation turn-around time
  • Follow up with local professionals

Sleep studies are scheduled through a referral from your primary care provider. If you or someone you know may be a candidate for a sleep study, you are encouraged to schedule with your provider and request a referral to Story County Medical Center if a sleep study is warranted.

To learn more about the comprehensive services of Story Medical, please visit www.storymedical.org.

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About Story Medical:

For 60 years, Story County Medical Center, Story Medical Clinics and Story Medical Senior Care have been the trusted providers of high-quality, local healthcare services for the residents of Story County. Their modern South Campus creates a healing environment that matches the personalized care and clinical expertise of its medical staff. Visit www.StoryMedical.org for more information.

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