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VCHS Sleep Program earns national re-accreditation

The Valley County Health System (VCHS) Sleep Program proudly announces it has achieved re-accreditation through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. This accreditation process takes place every three years.

The VCHS Sleep Program evaluates and treats sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and sleepwalking, which affect more than 50 million Americans. Such disorders can contribute to other health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke. To assist in diagnosing the disorder(s), the program offers sleep studies in a hospital sleep lab and in-home sleep studies.

VCHS offers three types of sleep studies: a Sleep Clinic located inside the hospital that features state-of-the-art equipment and is under the professional direction of respiratory therapists from Whitney Sleep Diagnostics and Consultants, as well as two types of in-home sleep studies. 

“This accreditation reaffirms VCHS’s dedication and commitment to meeting national standards of performance and patient care for our growing sleep program,” VCHS Chief Nursing Officer Vicki Bredthauer, RN, CEN, CNO, said. “Patients receive quality, progressive care close to home when choosing VCHS for the diagnosis or treatment of a sleep disorder.”

If you have questions or would like more information about sleep disorders and the VCHS Sleep Program, call 308.728.4200 or schedule an appointment with your primary care provider.

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Pictured: VCHS Respiratory Therapist Mark Deaton, LRCP, and VCHS Chief Nursing Officer Vicki Bredthauer, RN, CEN, CNO.