St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Opens Sleep Disorder Center
Friday, 13 January 2006
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center (St. Rose ASC ) has opened a Sleep Disorder Center. The hospital’s sleep center has two suites where sleep experts can monitor patients using the latest equipment.
“Sleep disorders affect so many people, and they are often undiagnosed,” said Brian Simmons, manager of the St. Rose ASC sleep lab. “We decided to open our facility so that we can help people get a better night’s sleep.”
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. The most common is sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing muscles relax during sleep, which causes sufferers to have trouble breathing. Once diagnosed, sleep apnea can be treated by surgically removing tonsils or adenoids, with oral appliances, or with a CPAP or BIPAP machine that helps keep a patient’s airway open by delivering a constant flow of air pressure while sleeping.
“People who suffer with sleep apnea may wake up 40 to 50 times a night without knowing it; which can lead to trouble functioning during waking hours because of the inability to reach deep sleep,” said Simmons. Untreated sleep apnea can cause strokes, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and pulmonary hypertension.
The St. Rose ASC sleep disorder center, located on the third floor, monitors patients between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Patients are monitored privately during the night while they sleep. Technicians will track a patient’s sleep stages, breathing patterns, heart rate and muscle movements. Results are then sent to a sleep specialist who is certified in diagnosing sleep disorders. For more information please call 620-786-6315.
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center is a two-campus, 99 bed regional acute care hospital. The primary campus, St. Rose ASC is located in Great Bend, Kansas. The second campus, St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, is located in Larned, twenty miles southwest of Great Bend. St. Rose ASC 's state-of-the-art technologies include a full laparoscopic system, family birthing rooms, a well-equipped intensive care unit, emergency room, a Level II nursery, and fixed site MRI, and CT equipment. St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center , which is affiliated, with Catholic Health Initiatives, is committed to serving the health care needs of its communities.
Last updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 )