The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus receives national accreditation

HOUSTON - (Jan. 22, 2014) - The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is excited to announce it is now accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) following an in-depth application process and onsite review late last year. For more information about The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus watch this video.

To achieve AASM accreditation, a sleep center must demonstrate a commitment to providing quality diagnostic services and long-term management of sleep patients. The center must also meet or exceed all standards for professional health care which address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. In addition, the sleep center's goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

"It is an honor to be recognized with this esteemed endorsement," said Dr. Daniel Glaze, chief of Texas Children's Sleep Center and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. "This accreditation further demonstrates our team's commitment to providing the best possible care for patients with sleep disorders."

The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with sleep disorders, including difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, narcolepsy, sleep apnea and other disruptive sleeping behaviors like sleepwalking, night terrors and repetitive leg movements. The team also conducts pre-surgery observation of patients scheduled for tonsillectomies.

The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is now among the more than 2,500 sleep centers that have received accreditation, including Texas Children's Sleep Center located in the Medical Center and Texas Children's Cy-Fair Health Center.

For more information on the AASM, visit www.aasmnet.org.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.