Pictured above, Pam Mefford, CRT, Respiratory Therapy and Sleep Clinic Coordinator, and Rod Click, MT (ASCP), Director of Lab and Respiratory Therapy, look over blueprints for the new sleep clinic relocation and remodel. The sleep clinic currently located in the hospital will very soon be relocated to another area of the hospital to provide a better patient experience. “Right now, the sleep clinic is located very close to the main patient wing,” said Click. “Our goal by moving the sleep clinic is to provide our sleep study patients with a quieter area more conducive to sleep. At Sequoyah Memorial, our goal is always to provide the best care and patient experience possible.” The Sequoyah Memorial Sleep Disorder Center provides local access to sleep studies for our area residents. Sleep disorders can be very debilitating and diagnosing and treating a sleep condition can greatly enhance one's health and well-being. At the Sequoyah Memorial Sleep Disorder Center, patients can relax and fall asleep normally in a comfortable, bedroom-like setting. The study is painlessly conducted while the patient sleeps normally. “The Sleep Clinic is a valuable resource for our community. Not only is it local and convenient, but patients are cared for by people from our community,” said Mefford. “March 6-11 was also Sleep Awareness Week, so we are trying to really raise awareness about sleep disorders and the issues they can cause, and how they can be treated.”
Employees at Sequoyah Memorial had the opportunity to wear all black on Friday, March 8, to help “black out” sleep disorders. “Black is the awareness color for sleep apnea,” said Holly Bormann, Director of Public Relations. “As a work family, we are always trying to raise awareness among our staff and community about debilitating health issues. We feel a responsibility to keep our work family and community informed about health issues and options to treat them.”
Think you have a sleep disorder? Symptoms include loud snoring, breath holding during sleep, high blood pressure, fatigue, poor memory, and more. If you think you have a sleep disorder, be sure to talk with your doctor about having a sleep study at Sequoyah Memorial.
Sequoyah Memorial Hospital offers a wide scope of services that include medical imaging (ultrasound, mammography, CT scan, MRI), inpatient care, and rehabilitation (physical, occupational, and speech therapy). Sequoyah Memorial has an active staff of physicians, hospice and homecare, and the sale of home medical equipment. Sequoyah Memorial also offers an impressive slate of outpatient surgical services from colonoscopies to lumpectomies. For more information on Sequoyah Memorial Hospital, visit the website at www.sequoyahmemorial.com, or call 918.774.1100.