Published on September 20, 2010

Southern Regional Sleep Disorders Center Receives National Accreditation

The Southern Regional Sleep Disorders Center, located in Riverdale, Ga., received national accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).  The accreditation distinguishes Southern Regional as meeting or exceeding national quality-of-care measures for sleep disorder treatment.

A National Sleep Foundation poll released earlier this year showed approximately one third of all adults report less sleep than they need to function.

“Unfortunately, sleep disorders are a way of life for many people,” says David Ellwanger, RRT-NPS, Director for Respiratory Care, Pulmonary and Neurodiagnostic Services at the Sleep Disorders Center.  “Southern Regional’s Sleep Disorders Centers can help.  We assist physicians in the diagnosis of sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and other common sleep and breathing disorders.”

The Southern Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Riverdale location, is one of four facilities affiliated with the hospital.  Other facilities are located in Newnan, Camp Creek and Peachtree City. 

 If you are interested in learning more about Southern Regional’s Sleep Disorders Centers, or to schedule a sleep study, call 1-800-876-0093 or visit for more information.

About Southern Regional Health System

Southern Regional, a leader in providing innovative healthcare to metro Atlanta, exists to improve the health status and quality of life for its community. The health system meets this mission by supplying comprehensive health resources starting with Southern Regional Medical Center, a 331-bed, full-service hospital in Riverdale, Georgia. Of note, the medical center offers comprehensive testing and treatment for cardiovascular disease and is a Primary Certified Stroke Center. Southern Regional’s state-of-the-art surgery department is equipped to perform complex procedures such as robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery. Southern Regional Health System is also comprised of the Georgia Orthopedic Institute, The Women’s Life Center for expectant mothers, four sleep diagnostic centers, and a Bariatric Center. Spivey Station, a second location in Jonesboro, Georgia offers women’s services, complete lab and imaging services, and a newly integrated outpatient surgery and pain management center.

 About American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM): The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is the leader in setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.  For additional information, visit

About Southern Regional

Southern Regional is a not-for-profit organization that blends a profound passion for healing with the use of advanced medical technology to deliver superior care to our patients.


What We Offer

-Southern Regional Medical Center: a full-service, 331-bed hospital in Riverdale, Ga.

-Accredited Chest Pain Center

-Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center

-Minimally-invasive, robotic surgeries with The da Vinci Surgical System®

-Georgia Orthopedic Institute

-Women's Life Center for expectant mothers, which claims the area's top NICU

-Spivey Station located in Jonesboro, Ga., complete lab and imaging services and outpatient surgery center