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The Center for Sleep Disorders at Community Medical Center Earns National Reaccreditation


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 airway obstructions.

For more information on the Center for Sleep Disorders at Community Medical Center or a referral to a sleep medicine specialist visit or call 732.557.2798.

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