Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Huntington Memorial Hospital has earned accreditation by the Long-Term Monitoring Laboratory Accreditation
Board of the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic
and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).
“ABRET accreditation means that our program has met strict standards
and is recognized as a place where patients and physicians can have confidence
they are receiving quality diagnostics,” said William Sutherling,
MD, medical director of the Epilepsy and Brain Mapping program at Huntington
Hospital. Under Dr. Sutherling’s leadership, Huntington Hospital
has become an international destination for the treatment of epilepsy.
The hospital’s Epilepsy and Brain Mapping Unit is recognized by the
National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level IV Center, the highest
obtainable level in epilepsy treatment. The designation recognizes programs
that meet the highest standards for patient care. Huntington Hospital’s
program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including
world-renowned board-certified neurosurgeons, board-certified neuropsychologists,
neurologists,registered nurses with epilepsy specialization, EEG technologists
and a registered dietitian specializing in the ketogenic diet.
ABRET is the credentialing board for EEG, Evoked Potential, Long-Term Monitoring,
and Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Technologists. ABRET was
organized in 1964 through a joint effort by the American Society of Electroencephalographic
Technologists and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (formerly
American EEG Society). The Long-Term Monitoring Laboratory Accreditation
program was initiated in 2012.
The Epilepsy and Brain Mapping program at Huntington Hospital is a comprehensive
healthcare center for treating adult and pediatric epilepsy and other
neurological disorders with seizures. Our medical and surgical center
offers people with epilepsy a multitude of treatment options including
medical management of seizures through established anti-epilepsy medications
and clinical drug trials, ketogenic diet, surgical treatment and cognitive
and psychological assessment, counseling, and rehabilitation.