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Brookings Health’s Sleep Lab Earns Re-accreditation

Brookings, S.D. – Dec. 10, 2020 – Brookings Health System’s Sleep Diagnostics Facility was recently re-accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for polysomnography services both at the hospital-based testing facility and the home sleep testing setting.

“Accreditation demonstrates we meet the established regulatory requirements and standards,” Respiratory Care Director Lynne Thompson. “It also shows our team’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients both in our state-of-the-art sleep lab and for at-home sleep studies.”

Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. To meet the accreditation guidelines, Brookings Health verified it had the policies and procedures in place to meet patient safety protocols. It also demonstrated compliance with national regulations and industry best practices. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

Brookings Health System offers both in-lab and at-home sleep studies to help diagnose patients with sleep conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. Individuals interested in either an in-home or an in-lab sleep study should ask their primary care provider to refer them to Brookings Health System. More information about sleep studies can be found at brookingshealth.org/sleep

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.

About Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has CMS deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.

PHOTO: Sleep Laboratory Technician Brooke Jaacks attaches polysomnography equipment to a patient in preparation for an in-lab sleep study. Brookings Health System’s Sleep Diagnostics Facility was reaccredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for both hospital-based and at-home sleep studies. Sleep studies help diagnose patients with sleep conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.