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HVCH Sleep Lab earns ACHC Accreditation

Hocking Valley Community Hospital proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the HVCH Sleep Lab.

Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. By achieving ACHC accreditation, sleep lab providers are able to demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest-quality service through compliance with national regulations and industry best practices.

HVCH’s Sleep Lab opened in 2003 and conducts approximately 300 sleep tests per year.

Nearly 40 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Left untreated, a sleep disorder can have serious health consequences, such as high blood pressure, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythm, emotional difficulties and stroke. Symptoms include: daytime fatigue, morning headaches, depression, breathing pauses, sleep-walking, snoring, poor memory, restless sleep, irritability and lack of energy among others.

Sleep studies are conducted either at Hocking Valley Community Hospital or in the home. The hospital’s sleep lab is a private room in a quiet area — like a hotel room with a bed, furniture and television. Sleep studies are simple and noninvasive. The patient sleeps naturally while technology is used to monitor various body functions. The sleep specialist is available in another room for the duration of the test.

Sleep clinics also are held twice a month at the hospital’s Medical Arts Building. Patients are seen by a sleep specialist, evaluated and provided a treatment plan. The HVCH Sleep Lab staff is comprised of fully-trained and registered sleep technicians. The sleep clinics are covered by all insurances.

If you have any of the above symptoms, ask your physician if a sleep study is right for you or call the HVCH Sleep Lab at (740) 380-8031. Physician referral is suggested.

ACHC is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has CMA Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.

Hocking Valley is a community non-profit hospital with an emergency department, urgent care and a wide variety of clinical, specialty and outpatient services. For more information, contact the Community Relations office at (740) 380-8336.