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CRHC Receives Sleep Study Accreditation


Clarinda, IA (May 30, 2017):

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has awarded Clarinda Regional Health Center’s (CRHC) Sleep Study Program accreditation following an extensive study of the facilities practices and standards.

In his acknowledgement letter to CRHC, ACHC Program Director Timothy Safley said, “This is an achievement of which your organization can be proud of and one that marks your commitment to quality in the provision of care.” Safley adds, “In granting accreditation, ACHC finds that CRHC has demonstrated that it operates at a level of quality, integrity and effectiveness consistent with its standards.”

CRHC Chief Nursing Officer Sherrie Laubenthal stated, “ACHC designation allows Clarinda Regional Health Center to conduct sleep studies for Medicare patients and fills a huge void for this service in the region.” CRHC Respiratory Therapy Manager, Lori Tackett-Manes, added, “This accreditation speaks to both quality and excellence for all patients.”

Studies suggest that up to 80 percent of those suffering from the effects of sleep apnea are undiagnosed. The CRHC Respiratory Therapy Department can provide patients information and screening questions that determine if a sleep study could improve the patient’s quality of life. Tackett-Manes states, “There are so many treatments available for people suffering from Sleep Apnea. A sleep study in our accredited program is the start to helping patients on the road to better and more healthy sleep.”

For more information about the newly accredited sleep study program at CRHC or to take a simple sleep questionnaire, contact CRHC Respiratory Therapy Manager, Lori Tackett-Manes at 712-542-8265. Learn more at