BELFAST — Waldo County General Hospital’s Sleep Lab has received accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). This accreditation reflects WCGH’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and a greater focus on patient care.
“This is a great accomplishment for our Sleep Lab and WCGH as it aligns with industry standards,” said Chad Woodard, director of Cardiopulmonary at WCGH, in a news release. “We revamped our policy and procedures to ensure best practice and upgraded our facilities. We are all excited to see our hard work and dedication culminate in this achievement.”
To ensure all the ACHC standards were implemented to gain approval, the Sleep Lab worked with multiple hospital departments including Facilities, Quality, Human Resources, Safety, Infection Prevention and EVS, among others. Woodard emphasized “This type of interdepartmental collaboration is needed to ensure that our patients receive high quality and safe care. This effort follows the values of MaineHealth.”
The Sleep Lab will also be recognized as accredited by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).
“We strive daily to provide the services our communities deserve,” said Woodard.
Waldo County General Hospital
Waldo County General Hospital is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit wcgh.org.