SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER MOVED TO NEW LOCATION
Hardin Memorial Hospital Recognizes Move of Sleep Disorders Center With Open House On April 18 – National Sleep Apnea Awareness Day
Hardin Memorial Hospital is moving The Sleep Disorders Center off its main hospital campus to a new location at Cool Springs Shopping Center in order to provide better access to patients. HMH will also celebrate the opening of its new facility with an Open House from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Ribbon Cutting at 2:15 p.m. on April 18 at Cool Springs Shopping Center.
Fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The Sleep Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related disorders in adults and children, and is staffed by physicians and other sleep specialists who help diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders using the latest technology including a fully-equipped sleep lab. If required, testing is performed during the patient’s normal sleep hours in a fully contained suite with bed, private bath and sophisticated equipment to monitor sleep stages, breathing patterns, heart activity, body movements and more. Data is then analyzed and shared with the patient’s primary care physician and a treatment plan or further evaluation is recommended.
According to Michelle Murphy, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Hardin Memorial Health, the open house was scheduled on April 18 to coincide with National Sleep Apnea Awareness Day. “This is a significant date in the annuals of sleep medicine as a pioneer in the field, Dr. Colin Sullivan, first published on April 18, 1981 the results of a study in the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, involving his new invention called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) as a revolutionary way to treat sleep apnea. We’re excited to both recognize this important date and invite the public to come and tour our new and improved Sleep Disorders Center in the Cool Springs Shopping Center.”
The American Association of Sleep Medicine estimates that nearly 60 million people in the United States experience some degree of insomnia and 16 million people suffer from sleep apnea. A fully accredited and professionally staffed sleep lab like The Sleep Center is the first step in helping physicians diagnose and treat sleep disorders. Patients who feel that they are in need of help should first discuss any symptoms or concerns with their primary care physician.
New Hardin Memorial Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Contact Information:
Cool Springs Shopping Center
2409 Ring Road, Suite 106
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
American Sleep Apnea Association: www.sleepapnea.org
American Academy of Sleep Medicine: www.aasmnet.org