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Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - Mercy Iowa City Neurodiagnostic Sleep Center Awarded Reaccreditation

Mercy Iowa City has been granted reaccreditation for a period of five years by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This includes accreditation for all types of sleep testing including in-center polysomnography (PSG), multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT), maintenance of wakefulness testing (MWT) and home sleep apnea testing (HSAT).

 

According to the AASM, accredited facilities provide the highest quality of patient care. The AASM is committed to ensuring that Mercy Iowa City and others in the field of sleep medicine provide excellent healthcare and enhance the awareness of sleep as an important element for health, public safety and the quality of life.

 

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About Mercy Iowa City: Mercy Iowa City is an acute care hospital and regional referral center that draws patients from throughout southeast Iowa. For the past three years Mercy Iowa City has been awarded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 5 Star Rating as a Top 2% of all hospitals, the only hospital in Iowa to do so; is Johnson County’s only accredited Chest Pain Center with an American Hospital Association Gold Plus Achievement Award for Stroke Care; received the Top 100 Community Hospitals Award in 2018 from Becker’s Review; the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Mercy’s Emergency Care Unit by achieving 95 percent for patient experience for thirteen consecutive years; eastern Iowa’s only “A” grade for patient safety from Leapfrog; and the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics for Mercy’s Wound and Vein Center. Mercy has 234 acute care beds, 25 private rooms for outpatient surgery, 26 bed nursery with a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 27 primary and specialty care clinics, a medical staff of 250 physicians representing all major medical specialties and most sub-specialties and 1,400 employees. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1873 and became an affiliate of MercyOne in 2017. To learn more visit www.mercyiowacity.org.