Murray County Medical Center’s Sleep Study Program recently earned accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). This three-year accreditation ensures that Murray County Medical Center’s Sleep Study Program meets or exceeds all required standards set forth by ACHC. All ACHC accreditation surveys are conducted by Sleep Specialists who offer evidence-based best practices to ensure all quality measures and standards are met or exceeded.
“We are thrilled to receive this Sleep Study Accreditation,” stated Kris Rohrer, Respiratory Care Manager, Murray County Medical Center. “This accreditation confirms the quality and strength of the Sleep Study Program we are happy to offer to Murray County residents and the surrounding communities.
Sleep apnea is very common. According to the National Sleep Foundation over 18 million Americans suffer from this disease. If sleep apnea is left untreated it can have serious and even life-threatening consequences such as: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, memory problems and weight gain.
Risk factors for sleep apnea include:
- Being male
- Being overweight
- Over age 40
- Large neck size (17 inches or greater for males and 16 inches or greater for females)
- Large tonsils, a large tongue or small jaw bone
- Having a family history of sleep apnea
- Having Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
- Nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum, allergies or sinus problems
Along with the accreditation, other benefits of choosing Murray County Medical Center for Sleep Services include:
- Convenient and local
- Simple referral process
- Fast referral to study scheduling
- Quick interpretation turn-around time
- Follow-up with local professionals
Sleep studies are scheduled through a physician/provider referral. If you or someone you know may be a candidate for a sleep study, talk to your provider today or call MCMC at 507.836.1234 and enjoy the benefits of accredited sleep services here in Slayton at Murray County Medical Center.