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Published on July 13, 2015

Abington Hospital’s Sleep Center Honored for Sleep-Medicine Quality for the Fifth Time

Richard E. Friedenheim, MDABINGTON, PA (July 13, 2015) — Abington - Jefferson Health is pleased to announce that Abington Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center has been reaccredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for the fifth time. To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM.

Abington Hospital’s multidisciplinary team of expert sleep specialists includes physicians who are board certified in pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine, neurology, critical care and pediatrics, allowing each patient to receive the most comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment. The hospital’s dedicated sleep program for children is one of the few in the Delaware Valley focused on pediatric sleep problems.

“This reaccreditation represents our extraordinary commitment to providing all patients with sleep disorders the best care possible, achieved through an interdisciplinary approach by experienced clinicians and staff,” said Richard E. Friedenheim, M.D., medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center.

AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate sleep-medicine services. The AASM Standards for Accreditation ensure that sleep-medicine providers display and maintain proficiency in areas such as testing procedures and policies, patient safety and follow-up, and physician and staff training.

The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts and physician training. Additionally, the facility’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

For more information about the Sleep Disorders Center at Abington Hospital, call 215-481-2226 or visit

About Abington Hospital

Abington Hospital is a 665-bed, acute care teaching hospital with a medical staff of more than 1,400 physicians and 6,000 employees. These professionals provide medical care and health services to residents of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

A regional provider, Abington Hospital has the only Level II accredited trauma center in Montgomery County and offers highly specialized services in cardiac care, cancer care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, home health and maternal/child health.

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