Eastern Connecticut Sleep Program at Windham Hospital
WILLIMANTIC, CT, February 20, 2008 - The Eastern Connecticut Sleep Program at Windham Hospital has been granted a five-year re-accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In announcing the award, the AASM praised the Program's "dedication to the advancement of sleep medicine," and congratulated the Hospital's Sleep Program staff on gaining Sleep Center status. According to Co-Director Dr. Paul Greif, this means that the program has "achieved accreditation as a full-service sleep center, providing superb diagnostic laboratory and clinic services for all varieties of sleep disorder." He adds, "We are honored to be recognized by the nation's premier accrediting organization in the field of Sleep Medicine. This achievement is possible because of the dedication and diligence of our staff, motivated and led by our clinical coordinator, Charlene Bowen."
Co-Director Dr. Robert Bundy concurs, adding that he feels it's important to note that "our program is the longest standing accredited Sleep Disorder Program in Eastern Connecticut. We are grateful to our staff-especially Charlene Bowen-and to the remarkable support received from the Hospital's Administration since the inception of the Eastern Connecticut Sleep Program in 1998." The Sleep Center was the first accredited program in Connecticut, performs more than 950 sleep studies annually, and is served by Drs. Robert Bundy, Paul Greif, Samer Morcos, and Luminita Tudor, along with sleep technologists, respiratory therapists, and medical assistants. "Successful sleep is essential to health, public safety, and quality of life, and we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to patients in our communities," stated Dr. Bundy.
The Eastern Connecticut Sleep Program is based at Windham Hospital; additional information is available on the Hospital Website, www.windhamhospital.org.