Mercy Sleep Centers in Fort Smith, Ozark and Waldron have received three-year national approvals from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

Mercy’s sleep centers help people with disorders such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea, which is characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. The centers, staffed by seven registered polysomnographic technologists and a certified polysomnographic technologist, are at 5401 Ellsworth Road in Fort Smith, 801 W. River in Ozark and 1341 W. Sixth St. in Waldron.

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care focuses on clinical care when patients are tested for a variety of sleep disorders, a Mercy news release states.

“ACHC has a great reputation. It doesn’t just accredit sleep labs, but also hospitals, home care, pharmacies and more,” Dr. Stephen Snell of Mercy Clinic Sleep Medicine and medical director of the sleep centers, says in the release. “It shows that we’re not just saying we meet the standards but have had a surveyor confirm that we meet or exceed the standards.”