International Institute of Sleep

August 22, 2011 Deerfield Beach, FL –

International Institute of Sleep has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in Ambulatory Care and Home Care organizations. The accreditation award recognizes International Institute of Sleep’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

International Institute of Sleep earned this prestigious honor for each of its seven Sleep Disorders Centers located in Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties under the Ambulatory Care standards and Home Medical Equipment in the Home Care program.

“Organizations that strive for accreditation in ambulatory care from The Joint Commission are demonstrating the highest commitment to quality and safety to their patients, staff and their community,” says Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “I commend International Institute of Sleep for successfully achieving this pinnacle and for its dedication to continually improving patient care.”

The Joint Commission grants accreditation only to those organizations that are successfully evaluated against a set of rigorous national standards by a Joint Commission team of surveyors experienced in the delivery of health care services during on-site inspections.  International Institute of Sleep has successfully completed the Joint Commission’s triennial on-site surveys; and has been continuously and fully accredited since 2008.

“We sought continuous accreditation for our organization because it is important to show our patients, physicians, payers and the community how committed we are to having our quality substantiated,” says Glenn Becker, President/CEO; and “we view maintaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward excellence.”

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, International Institute of Sleep has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Margherita Labson, R.N., executive director, Home Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend International Institute of Sleep for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

“Our staff is very supportive of the process.  It gives them a feeling of prestige to work in a continuously accredited organization,” says Mr. Becker.  “They also appreciate the educational aspect of the survey and the opportunity to interact with The Joint Commission.”

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1975, The Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art standards for outpatient ambulatory care organizations and is the country’s oldest and largest accrediting body in health care.

“Successfully demonstrating our continuous level of compliance with the Joint Commission’s comprehensive standards is very prestigious. The fact that we earned accreditation again in two separate areas is unprecedented and truly unique in Sleep Medicine,” Mr. Becker stated.