The Origins of CSI
Dr. Joseph M Ojile, board certified in pulmonology and sleep medicine, led the team that launched CSI in 2002. CSI began with one branded sleep clinic location, a team of outstanding sleep professionals and a vision to create a 360° program to address the complex physiological, behavioral, emotional and communal elements of sleep medicine and sleep health.
CSI developed partnerships with physician groups and hospitals and added five sleep clinics to the roster that they staff and manage. All sleep clinics that CSI manages are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep medicine and provide diagnosis and treatment for the full range of sleep disorders. CSI’s clinic is also certified by AASM for out-of-lab Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSAT) and the CSI team provides home sleep testing patients with instruction, demonstration and 24-hour support to ensure that their home tests are successful and comfortable.
CSI developed and launched an Insomnia Center at the Big Bend clinic and the CSI Research Center [link]. The Insomnia Center addresses the complexities of the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia with a proprietary process for analyzing and developing a plan of treatment for insomnia patients. CSI Research Center participates in national studies for sleep pharmaceuticals and medical equipment and develops investigator-initiated studies for important issues in sleep medicine.
In a separate but parallel track, Dr. Ojile established the Clayton Sleep Research Foundation to further the study of and education in sleep disorders and sleep medicine. Through the Foundation CSI sponsors and leads the annual national conference, Updates in Sleep Medicine [link]. The conference began in 2003 as Midwest Updates in Sleep Medicine and has grown over the years to attract a national faculty and audience of leaders in sleep medicine.