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Olean General Hospital's Sleep Disorder Center at the Hampton Inn Offering Free Monthly Obstructive Sleep Apnea Clinics

Posted on: 04/06/2011

Olean General Hospital (OGH) today announced that its Sleep Disorder Center at The Hampton Inn, an accredited member center of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is offering free monthly obstructive sleep apnea clinics for patients suffering from the effects of various sleep disorders.

 

Sleep disorders are serious issues, and can have life-threatening consequences if not treated, such as a stroke or heart failure. These sleep clinics are a great resource for people who are struggling regularly with their sleep,” said Timothy J. Finan, president and CEO of Upper Allegheny Health System and member hospitals Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital.  “Our clinics are staffed by professionals from OGH’s accredited Sleep Disorder Center at The Hampton Inn, who can help answer questions and concerns about sleep disorders, as well as provide valuable information to patients on the latest sleep technology that can help with a variety of issues.”

 

Sleep Apnea Clinics are scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month at both 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and are held at The Sleep Disorder Center inside the hospitality suite at The Hampton Inn. Clinic participation is recommended for patients exhibiting potential symptoms of sleep disorders, as well as patients who have already been diagnosed with a sleep disorder. Additionally, representatives from Olean General Healthcare Systems, the durable medical equipment partner of The Sleep Disorder Center, will be available to provide free Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) checks for patients who bring their machines, as well as demonstrate the latest sleep technology related to masks, units and humidifiers.

 

“The Sleep Disorder Center is pleased to be able to offer these clinics in conjunction with Olean General Healthcare Systems,” said Christopher Howell, Manager of OGH’s Sleep Disorder Center. “With national CPAP compliance rates hovering between 40 and 60 percent, it’s critical that we continue to spread the word about proper sleep hygiene awareness, diagnosis and treatment. As we do, we’re finding people with untreated sleep apnea that have cardiovascular disease and diabetes complications that become better medically managed once proper treatment begins.”

 

Olean General Hospital’s Sleep Disorder Center at The Hampton Inn provides all the comfort and amenities of a hotel stay, coupled with state-of-the art equipment, trained technicians, and board-certified sleep physicians for a best-in-class sleep study. Olean General Hospital was the first hospital in New York State to partner with a hotel to provide luxury service in providing sleep disorder treatment to the community.

 

The National Sleep Foundation suggests that healthy adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per day, while school-age children require 10 to 11 hours of sleep. People who experience sleep insufficiency are more likely to acquire chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and obesity. Additionally, sleep impairment is often a contributing factor to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters and other occupational errors.

Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital are members of Upper Allegheny Health System.  For more information about Olean General Hospital, visit www.ogh.org.

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