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Tidewater Trader September 8, 2021 Page 44 served by UM Shore Regional Health, the sleep centers provide high-quality care for patients suffer- ing from sleep dis- orders. “This achievement is a testament to the dedication and pat ient-focused work of our en- tire team,” said M. Walid Kam- sheh, MD, Medi- cal Director of the UM SRH Region- al Sleep Disorders Center. “This is a true team effort at every level, including sleep lab office staff, technical staff, manag- ers and the staff and providers in UM Shore Medical Group practic- es in Neurology and Sleep Medi- cine and Pulmonary Care offices. Accreditation of our Sleep Center locations lets patients know that these are state-of-the-art facilities operating in accordance with the highest standards.” In addition to Dr. Kamsheh, pul- monologist Peyman Otmishi, MD specializes in sleep disorders, in- cluding insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, sleepwalking and snoring. They are supported by other physicians and advanced practice provid- ers in Pulmonology and Neurolo- gy and Sleep Medicine, as well as sleep center technologists and sup- port staff. Sleep disorders and depriva- tion are more than just annoying – they’re known to contribute to many serious health problems, in- cluding obesity, depression, and even heart attacks and strokes. Ap- proximately 1,500 patients receive testing and/or treatment for sleep disorders each year at UM SRH Regional Sleep Disorders Center locations in Cambridge, Chester- town, Easton and Queenstown. To learn more about the UM SRH Regional Sleep Center, talk to your primary care physician about a re- ferral or call UM Shore Medical Group-Neurology and Sleep Med- icine at 410-770-5250, or visit the webpage www.umshoreregional. org and search for sleep. The University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center at UM Shore Medical Cen- ter in Easton recently received program reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Med- icine (AASM). Both the Sleep Dis- orders Center at UM Shore Medi- cal Center at Dorchester and at UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queen- stown also received program reac- creditation, in December 2020. All three programs have been reac- credited for five years. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers, the AASM is dedicated to setting stan- dards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, educa- tion and research. To receive ac- creditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or ex- ceed all standards for profession- al health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, fa- cility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, pa- tient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and in- clude plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves. UM Shore Regional Health’s sleep medicine program includes two in-lab locations (one in Easton and one in Queenstown) and two home sleep testing setup centers, one in Chestertown and one in the new UM Shore Regional Health at Cambridge opening in Septem- ber 2021. Serving as an important resource for patients and medical providers in the five-county region GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers UM SRH Sleep Disorders Centers Receive Program Accreditation from American Academy of Sleep Medicine with support from the Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund. Staff are proud to showcase the community’s support being put to work through these projects. Participants are also encouraged to join teams and create their own fundraising pages to boost support for their ride from others. Regis- trants who raise at least $170 will earn a free registration for them- selves or a friend. Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are still available! Whether enjoying a Sunday bike ride or promoting a business, this event is about show- ing support for our scenic and vul- nerable watershed environment. ShoreRivers extends special thanks to these sponsors and part- ners: PEAKE Technology Partners, Dock Street Foundation, Sprout, Bike Doctor Kent Island, Chesa- peake College, Klean Kanteen, Ten Eyck Brewing Company, Bay Im- print, TriCycle&Run, Rude BBQ, MDOT, and Chick-fil-A, as well as volunteers from the Talbot Skip- jacks 4-H Club. All proceeds go toward ShoreRiv- ers’ science-based advocacy, edu- cation, and restoration programs that are making a difference for us all, every day. For more informa- tion about ShoreRivers and their Annual Ride, please contact Re- bekah Hock at rhock@shorerivers. org or 443.385.0511 extension 206. Plan to pedal with ShoreRivers on Sunday, September 19 th , at the 17 th annual Ride for Clean Rivers. Cy- clists will enjoy the beautiful back roads of Talbot and Queen Anne’s Counties in support of ShoreRiv- ers’ work for cleanwaterways. This annual event is a great way to end summer and celebrate our water- shed community. Register online at www.shorerivers.org/events. Staff, volunteers, and participants will be required to adhere to fed- eral and state safety protocols on campus and at rest stops. Bike riders of all ages and levels are welcome to register for 20-mile, 35-mile, or 62-mile (metric century) routes. All routes begin and end at Chesapeake College and include SAG support from Bike Doctor Kent Island, as well as rest stops with food and drink. The metric ride will kick off at 8am and the 35-mile and 20-mile send-off will follow at 10am. Upon returning to the college campus, riders and vol- unteers will enjoy a boxed lunch from Rude BBQ and beer from Ten Eyck Brewery. New this year, ShoreRivers staff and partners will be offering tours of the major restoration projects underway on the Chesapeake Col- lege campus. Over the past five years, ShoreRivers has designed and installed multiple pollution- reducing practices on campus ShoreRivers Hosts 17 th Annual Ride for Clean Rivers Send In Your Good News Email to: info@tidewatertrader.com Pictured left to right are Lyndsey Feather, Manager, Cardiopulmonary Services; Stephen Eisemann, Director, Cardiopulmonary Services; M. Walid Kamsheh, MD, Medical Director, Regional Sleep Disorders Center; Douglas Rousseau, Lead Technologist; Kimberly Breeding, Sleep Lab Administrator; Irene Hansen, Polysomnographic Technologist; and Lori Bratten, Sleep Lab Assistant. For more information about ShoreRivers and their Anual Ride , please visit www.shorerivers.org.