The first and only state-certified Sleep Disorders Laboratory-Center in Greece is now operating at the Henry Dunant Hospital Center, confirming the high level of health services provided by the hospital and leading to new challenges ahead.
Henry Dunant’s Sleep Laboratory certification by the Ministry of Health (Government Gazette 6308, Issue B’ /12.12.2022), the scientific officer of which is its director, Mr. Charalambos Mermigκis, Sleep Specialist - Pulmonologist, who has a long experience in sleep medicine and has been specialized in the USA (Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center), leads to a new starting point for this field in our country, as this is the only state certification that has been granted to a public or private hospital for the operation of a Sleep Study Center. The certification by the Ministry of Health followed the decision No. 44 (of 14/07/2022) of the Plenary of the Central Board of Health (KESY), which validated the completeness of the file submitted by Henry Dunant.
This is, in fact, a recognition by the official State of the pioneering operation of the Henry Dunant Sleep Study Centre, which operates based on the latest international standards. The sleep medicine practiced in the specialized disorder centers aims to treat multiple sleep diseases which are directly related to each person’s physical and mental well-being.
“At a time when the prevalence of sleep disorders has grown dramatically worldwide, the operation of organized Sleep Study Centers is a necessity. Our certification by the Ministry of Health honors our work at the sleep disorders Laboratory and recognizes Henry Dunant’s leading role. Our hospital’s Sleep Laboratory has the necessary premises, state-of-the-art sleep recording technological equipment, specialized and well-trained sleep technologists, as well as a psychologist - and will continue to provide high quality health services on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in all areas of modern sleep medicine,” emphasizes the director and scientific officer of the special center Mr. Charalambos Mermigkis.
On the occasion of the state certification, the President and CEO of the Henry Dunant Hospital Center, Mr. Themos Charamis, stated: “Our certification by the Ministry of Health is a recognition of the important work of Mr. Mermigkis and his team at the Sleep Disorders Laboratory, but also an additional recognition of Henry Dunant as an institution comparable to major facilities abroad, which focuses on fields that lead to the medicine of the future. The leading position of the Henry Dunant is guaranteed, moreover, by Joint Commission International (JCI), the most authoritative accreditation body worldwide, and for our part, we are committed to continuing to meet every challenge.”
More information about the Henry Dunant Hospital Center Sleep Lab is available at the following link: https://www.dunant.gr/el/sectors/pathologikos/tmima-ergastiriou-ypnou/