July 20, 2020

Quality sleep critical for good health

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Sleep Center receives American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Sleep Center

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Contact: Laura M. Lott
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HONOLULU — The Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Sleep Center at Pearlridge was recently granted accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which the medical community and public evaluate sleep medicine facilities.

Achieving AASM accreditation demonstrates Kaiser Permanente Sleep Center's commitment to high-quality, patient-centered care. The sleep center provides a variety of both daytime and nighttime testing to help diagnose and treat sleep disorders and improve the quality of sleep for patients and their loved ones.

“Sleeping well is vital to our mental and physical health,” said Janet Myers, MD, medical director, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Sleep Center. “This accreditation acknowledges the valuable services we provide, our wonderful team of professionals, and our commitment to helping our patients attain the quality sleep they need to work, play, and thrive.”

The accreditation process involves a rigorous review of the facility’s policies and procedures, prior to an on-site visit and inspection by the AASM that includes interviews with professional and technical staff of the sleep facility. The Kaiser Permanente Sleep Center completed the provisional accreditation process in 2019.

About Kaiser Permanente

For 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.