January, 25, 2016, Toms River, New Jersey – Community Medical Center’s Center for Sleep Disorders has
earned reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
“The five-year accreditation designates our commitment to provide
the highest quality sleep medicine for our patients,” says Michael
Mimoso, MHSA, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Community
Medical Center. “We voluntarily sought out this accreditation and
underwent a rigorous survey to validate the services we provide met the
high standards of the American Academy of Sleep Medicines.”
“An accredited sleep disorders program is a valuable resource for
the community,” says Board Certified neurologist and sleep medicine
specialist, Gerald Ferencz, M.D., medical director of the Center for Sleep
Disorders at Community Medical Center. “Sleep disorders affect all
ages and can cause excessive daytime sleepiness and difficulties in falling
asleep and staying asleep as well as impair cognitive function —
the thinking and reasoning process."
The Center for Sleep Disorders has been accredited by the American Academy
of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and treats common sleep disorders such as
insomnia, disruptive snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and
restless leg syndrome. Sleep tests are conducted at the center or a patients
may have an at home sleep study performed in the comfort of their own home.
The Center for Sleep Disorders is conveniently located in the Riverwood
1 building adjacent to the main hospital and houses the latest in computerized
monitoring equipment to conduct sleep studies. The center is staffed by
physicians who specialize in sleep medicine and registered polysomnography
technologists, sleep medicine technologists.
Sleep-related breathing disorders, particularly obstructive sleep apnea
syndrome, are relatively common, according to Dr. Ferencz. “Sleep
disorders are not always readily apparent,” he says. “They
can put you at risk for hypertension, heart disease and stroke, so undergoing
a sleep study is important if you suspect you have a sleep disorder.”
Treatment options for sleeping disorders vary based on the severity of
symptoms and ultimately the diagnosis. Treatments can include a change
in diet, medication, continuous airway pressure or surgery to eliminate
For more information on the Center for Sleep Disorders at Community Medical
Center or a referral to a sleep medicine specialist visit barnabashealth.org/community
or call 732.557.2798.