April 30, 2019
The Sleep-Wake Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center has earned a 5-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Sleep facility accreditation through the AASM includes accreditation for all types of sleep testing, including in-center polysomnography (PSG), multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT), continuous/bi-level positive airway pressure (CPAP), maintenance of wakefulness testing (MWT) and home sleep apnea testing (HSAT).
“We are extremely pleased that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has acknowledged our Sleep-Wake Center as a leader in providing patients with exceptional care that meets the high standards of accreditation,” said Anthony J. Passannante Jr., M.D., FACC, President of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center. “We applaud the tireless efforts of our physicians, clinical professionals and devoted staff who ensure that each patient receives the very best medical care.”
The Sleep-Wake Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center is located on the hospital’s campus in the Medical Office Building, located at 7650 River Road, Suite 220, in North Bergen, NJ. The recently renovated Sleep-Wake Center features modern hotel-like rooms, a board certified medical staff and advanced technologies to diagnose and treat sleep disorders for children and adults of all ages.
Achieving American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accreditation demonstrates a sleep medicine provider’s commitment to high quality, patient-centered care through adherence to the AASM Standards for Accreditation. AASM accreditation is voluntary and exhibits the facility’s dedication to the practice of sleep medicine.
Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. As the leading voice in the sleep field, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in sleep medicine health care, education, and research. The AASM has a combined membership of 10,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals.
For more information about The Sleep-Wake Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, please call (201) 854-5412.
About Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center is located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen, NJ, and it serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and southern Bergen counties. The not-for-profit medical center is a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health System, and it features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center. Palisades Medical Center is ranked as one of the top hospitals of its size in New Jersey by Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has honored Palisades Medical Center with its prestigious Community Outreach Award for its year-round commitment to educate residents, improve access to care, and reduce health disparities. Palisades Medical Center is the largest employer in its service area with more than 1,300 employees. It has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. For more information, please call (201) 854-5000.
About Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 16 hospitals, including three academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, two rehabilitation hospitals, physician practices, more than 160 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care facilities. Hackensack Meridian Health has 33,000 team members, more than 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves. For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.