Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Sleep Lab in Wexford Receives National Accreditation

January 28, 2011

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Sleep Laboratory in Wexford has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the national accreditation organization for sleep centers.

The Pediatric Sleep Program at Children’s Hospital is the region’s leader in diagnosing and treating sleep problems in infants, toddlers, adolescents and teens. The team – which includes pediatric experts from a variety of fields including pulmonology, otolaryngology and neurology – has a deep understanding of the unique medical, developmental and behavioral concerns that affect children, which helps team members diagnose and treat pediatric sleep disorders. The Sleep Program includes eight sleep technologists and a four-bed sleep laboratory in Wexford adjacent to Children’s North, where outpatient sleep tests are performed.

“Accreditation by the AASM is a voluntary and very rigorous process and it demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible care to patients with sleep disorders in the best environment possible,” said Sangeeta Chakravorty, M.D., medical director of Children’s Sleep Program. “The incidence of pediatric sleep disorders is on the rise and adequate sleep is crucial to appropriate growth and development.”

As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers and laboratories for sleep-related breathing disorders, the AASM identifies sleep medicine providers who offer the highest quality of medical care for people with sleep problems. Since 1977, the AASM has accredited sleep facilities utilizing the AASM Standards for Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers. The continued quality of these requirements has made AASM center accreditation the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities.

For more information about Children’s Hospital’s Sleep program, visit or call 412-692-5661.

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919,
Gloria Kreps, 412 586-5764,