ValleyCare Sleep Center has received the full accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
University Healthcare Alliance (UHA) is pleased to share with you that the ValleyCare Sleep Center has received the full accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The accreditation demonstrates ValleyCare Sleep Center’s commitment to quality diagnostic services and long-term management of patients with sleep disorders.
To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep lab’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
According to the AASM, about 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep problem; among them, nearly 60 percent have a chronic disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or insomnia. In order to meet the needs of patients in the community and east bay area, the sleep center was established by ValleyCare Physician Associates (VCPA) in 2012 under the leadership of Dr. Chirag Pandya who continues to serve as a medical director of the program. Since 2012, the program has offered services to more than 1000 patients.
ValleyCare Sleep center is a great resource for patients and physicians throughout University Healthcare Alliance (UHA). The sleep center offers sleep clinics in Pleasanton and Livermore locations as well as the sleep diagnostic laboratory located in Livermore. The center also offers a home/portable sleep diagnostic study program. The program’s expert specialists treat patients with all types of sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, nocturnal hypoventilation syndrome due to obesity or neuromuscular disorders, insomnia, parasomnia, and restless leg syndrome.