Phillip Wishon is the directo of the Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Lab at Davis Regional Medical Center.

Davis Regional Sleep Lab earns national accreditation

Posted at 11:08 AM on Oct 9, 2018

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Davis Regional Medical Center’s Sleep Lab was recently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), a nonprofit accreditation organization that symbolizes quality and excellence.

To receive accreditation Davis Regional demonstrated a commitment to providing quality care and services to patients through ACHC’s national standards.

“We are very proud of this certification and our long-standing commitment to providing quality testing in our dedicated sleep lab," Phillip Wishon, Davis Regional Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Lab director, said in a news release.

Serving as medical director of the unit is Dr. Ahmed Elnaggar, who is board certified in Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine.

According to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, more than 70 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep and wakefulness. Of those 70 million, nearly 60 percent have a chronic disorder. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can lead to serious health risks, including high blood pressure, heart problems, and possibly a stroke. The drowsiness associated with OSA is also a hazard, as it can cause automobile or on the job accidents.

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For more information on Davis Regional’s Sleep Lab, visit the website at https://www.davisregional.com/sleep-care, or call 704-873-0281.

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