Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week 2013, sponsored by the American Association of Sleep Technologists, is celebrated October 7 through October 13. During this weeklong appreciation, Garden City Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders will recognize the valuable contributions of staff who assist in the evaluation and follow-up care of patients with sleep disorders.
“The sleep technologists at the Garden City Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders play a critical role in helping us provide the highest quality of medical care for patients with sleep disorders,” said Medical Director, Dr. John Morrison. “Their hard work and commitment to excellence has helped the center become one of the leading providers of sleep-related health care in the Garden City and Westland area.”
Special events have been planned to thank all the sleep technologists for the dedication they displayed throughout the past year. They include: Joe Atillo, RPSGT, Malina Cobb, RPSGT, Shelly Erickson, RPSGT, Janine Geistler, RPSGT, Jill Grzywinski, RPSGT, Garnett Hegeman, RPSGT, and Nadir Khan, RPSGT
Sleep technologists help assess, monitor and test patients to evaluate, manage and prevent sleep-related disorders. They often work the night shift, interacting directly with patients to initiate overnight sleep studies and to provide constant monitoring until morning. Sleep technologists also may provide expert analysis of the raw data from a sleep study and may assist in the office’s day-to-day administration and management.
An estimated 50 million to 70 million people in the U.S. suffer from a chronic sleep disorder. If left untreated, a sleep disorder can have a detrimental effect on overall health and well-being; OSA has been linked to such problems as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
About the Garden City Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders
Garden City Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders located at the Specialty Centers of Westland, 35600 Central City Parkway, Suite 103, in Westland. It was established in 1994 and is open five days a week. The facility features six comfortable bedrooms to accommodate patients who need sleep studies. The specialists at Garden City Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders have expertise in detecting and treating sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome. More information about Garden City Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders is available online at GCH.org. To schedule a consultation with a sleep specialist, call 734-458-3330.