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St. Mary Sleep/Wake Disorders Center Awarded Accreditation from the American Academy at Bensalem Campus

LANGHORNE, Pa., June 19, 2012 – St. Mary Medical Center announced that its Sleep/Wake Disorders Center in Bensalem has earned accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which the Sleep/Wake Disorders Center on the hospital campus earned in 2008. This quality distinction demonstrates that the St. Mary Sleep/Wake Disorders Centers meet or exceed national quality standards that can significantly improve outcomes for patients suffering from sleep/wake disorders.

Opened in October 2010, the satellite sleep disorders campus consists of a modern stat-of the art facility, located at 3034-A Knights Road, Bensalem. The convenience of the Bensalem location allows St. Mary to provide services to a greater number of patients in a larger geographical area, including Lower Bucks and Northeast Philadelphia area, and is part of the medical center’s continuing effort to meet the growing healthcare needs of Bucks County and surrounding communities. The St. Mary Sleep/Wake Disorders Center is among the largest sleep specialty centers in the region, performing more than 2,500 polysomnograms each year.

“We are excited and extremely pleased about this distinction at our Bensalem campus,” said Dr. Howard Lee, Medical Director of the center. “A large number of our population suffers needlessly because of disorders that deprive them of restful sleep. As our program continues to grow, we can support our community by providing the highest level of sleep/wake medical services at our main campus and the Bensalem facility.”

The facilities at the Bensalem and St. Mary campuses are staffed by a highly skilled, professional team. St. Mary is distinguished among sleep centers in that it employs only Board-registered sleep technologists as well as many accomplished technologists who have multiple credentials in respiratory therapy and neurophysiology. The Sleep/Wake Disorders Centers offers a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic services, including polysomnographic studies, CPAP/BIPAP titration, MSLT/MWT studies, nocturnal seizure evaluations, and sleep consultations. All procedures are administered, monitored, and scored by registered polysomnographic technologists and reviewed by Board-certified physicians. Rooms with handicap-accessible bathrooms and special accommodations for children undergoing sleep studies also are available.

The Bensalem Campus Sleep Center features a variety of comfort amenities, including a television and mini-refrigerator, plus a centralized kitchen area with additional conveniences. All patients undergoing a sleep study at the Bensalem campus receive a complimentary continental breakfast.

A diagnostic sleep study is an accepted medical procedure covered by most insurance plans. A prescription from your physician is required.

For more information or to inquire about a sleep study, including pediatric sleep studies, please call 215.710.6744.