Press Release

For Immediate Release
Apr 20, 2015
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager  
(732) 840-3279

Southern Ocean Medical Center’s Center for Sleep Disorders in Toms River Receives Program Accreditation


Manahawkin, NJ - The Center for Sleep Disorders in Toms River, which is operated by Southern Ocean Medical Center, has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM.  These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance.  Additionally, the sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.  

“Sleep conditions can lead to very serious medical problems, and our program meets the highest standards to ensure quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders,” says Walter Wynkoop, M.D., who is a pulmonary and sleep medicine specialist and medical director of the Center for Sleep Disorders in Toms River.

“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates the team at the Center for Sleep Disorders in Toms River on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, AASM president. “The Center for Sleep Disorders in Toms River is an important resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”        

The Center for Sleep Disorders in Toms River is located at 2446 Church Road, Suite 3A, in Toms River, NJ. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-855-267-1181.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research.                                

About Southern Ocean Medical Center
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is a member of the Meridian Health family, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. Southern Ocean Medical Center is home to a wide range of clinical services and programs specializing in cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity and women's health, orthopedics and joint health, bariatric surgery, and wellness and prevention programs. Part of Meridian Cancer Care, Southern Ocean Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer services, including radiation oncology, surgery, and clinical trials, and is connected to specialized programs and services throughout Meridian Health. For more information, visit or call 1-800-DOCTORS.