Hospital’s sleep center earns accreditation

Northfield Hospital’s Sleep Center has received full accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Accreditation is an assurance that the sleep center demonstrates a commitment to quality diagnostic services and meets “standards of care” for the long-term management of sleep patients.

This is the culmination of a two-year process coordinated by Stacey Zell, Sleep Center coordinator and a respiratory therapist at Northfield Hospital, and Bryan Hoff, MD, medical director of the Sleep Center.

Northfield Hospital has performed sleep disorder assessments since 2003 when the hospital moved to its present location on North Avenue. In late 2011, the Sleep Center moved to expanded space that was custom-designed for sleep studies. The new center features two sleep suites with comfortable Sleep Number double beds, private baths, executive work stations and a common breakfast bar. 

Sleep disorder experts estimate 10 to 15 percent of the population suffers from sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder. They say 80 percent of those people don’t know they have it.

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