Alyeska International, Inc. (AI) dba Alaska Sleep Clinic is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB). Established as the first independent diagnostic testing facility (IDTF) sleep clinic in Alaska in 2002, AI has grown to 4 locations and 13 beds. Alaska Sleep Clinic is the most comprehensive sleep clinic in Alaska.
The Better Business Bureau's annual Torch Awards honors businesses, individuals and charities that demonstrate a commitment to ethics, integrity and building trust in the marketplace. This awards program provides the opportunity to spotlight those companies doing great things in their community. Alyeska International, Inc. dba Alaska Sleep Clinic is honored to be a finalist for this year's BBB Torch Awards Business of the Year!
Alyeska International, Inc. dba Alaska Sleep Clinic is officially verified as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB). Alyeska International, Inc. is currently the only verified VOSB in the state of Alaska doing business in the medical arena.
Recognition of the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform who made the transition to small business owners first began with Public Law 106-50 or the Veteran owned small business The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999. The purpose of the Act was to establish new assistance programs for Veterans that were small business owners or planning to make the transition to owning their own business. The Act also established an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3% of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for participation by small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans. This law was a tremendous win for Veterans. Many Veterans start their business careers later in life and recognition and set-aside programs can be the difference between success and failure.
Our Anchorage location is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). AASM is a professional society of physicians, researchers and other health care professionals who specialize in the study, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The organization accredits sleep medicine centers in the United States.
Each of these sleep centers has demonstrated a commitment to the highest quality of care in the treatment and diagnosis of sleep disorders. In order to become accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, sleep centers must comply with the AASM Standards for Accreditation, the gold standard for patient care in the sleep medicine field. These requirements incorporate the latest advances in sleep medicine and guarantee quality care to meet the needs of patients and referring physicians.
Although all of the Alaska Sleep Clinic sites practice under these standards currently, the Anchorage location is only one that is AASM Accredited. We are currently seeking accreditation for our other locations.