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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2010/06/08 - With services provided by Sleep Services of America, Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center honored for raising awareness, improving hospital sleep environment. NYSE: GE
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) shares the National Sleep Achievement Award with Johns Hopkins Hospital Sleep Disorders Center during a presentation at SLEEP 2010, the 24th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in San Antonio, Texas. Sleep Services of America, Inc. (SSA), co-owned by GE and Johns Hopkins, provides key technical services to the hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center. The award, presented by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine, a magazine covering the fields of pulmonology, respiratory care and sleep, recognizes the Center for a range of innovative programs, including initiatives to promote sleep awareness among hospitalized patients and to improve the hospital’s sleep environment.
SSA is a nationwide provider of sleep-facility management, staffing, equipment and accreditation services. Owned 75 percent by GE Healthcare and 25 percent by Johns Hopkins, SSA has been serving Johns Hopkins for over a decade.
"We’re delighted that we have received such a prestigious award with Johns Hopkins Hospital Sleep Disorders Center," said SSA President John H. Mathias II. "Our relationship with Johns Hopkins has kept SSA at the forefront of sleep medicine."
"We’re working hard to help patients understand the importance of sleep to their physiological and mental health. Without the strong partnership of SSA and Johns Hopkins, we would not be as successful in meeting our overall goals," said Mathias.
Medical Director Nancy Collop, M.D., heads the Johns Hopkins Hospital Sleep Disorders Center’s 12-member team of pulmonologists, neurologists, psychologists and anesthesiologists. Collop also serves on SSA’s medical advisory board and is the incoming President Elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
In 2005, the company SSA was the recipient of the first Frost and Sullivan Sleep Service Provider Industry Innovation and Advancement Award for its developmental and educational programs, and its efforts to standardize certification among various accreditation bodies.
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