Clayton Sleep Institute Expands Services to Union County Hospital

Anna, Ill. now has convenient access to state-of-the-art sleep medicine

ST. LOUIS (November 2010)—Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI), a leading independent organization dedicated to all aspects of sleep medicine and healthy sleep, is expanding its services to the Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. The hospital now offers outpatient sleep services in the Rehabilitation Therapy Services Building. A combined staff of CSI and Union Hospital sleep experts will work with patients in the surrounding community, offering a comprehensive sleep practice using state-of-the-art science and technology.

“This collaboration will help the local community get the care and attention they need to obtain and maintain healthy sleep,” said James Farris, CEO of Union Hospital. “We are proud to expand our outpatient services to include a program that will benefit patients of all ages.  This opportunity will help sleep deprived patients improve their sleep and change their quality of life.”

“We are thrilled to share our expertise with Anna, Ill. and the surrounding communities,” said Dr. Joseph Ojile, founder and CEO of Clayton Sleep Institute. “We have a tremendous opportunity to expand the community’s awareness of healthy sleep and the issues that can result from or proceed poor quality sleep.  This program with Union County Hospital will provide more convenient access to excellent sleep care, beginning with a proper sleep study.”

Sleep studies will consist of an overnight stay in which the patient is monitored by a sleep technologist.  The study examines 23 separate functions to help identify the reason for or cause of a patient’s poor quality sleep or sleep disorder.  A specially trained physician will then evaluate the results of the test to determine if a sleeping disorder exists and then which method(s) of treatment would best fit the individual patient.

“It is a great opportunity for Union County Hospital to offer such an advanced program for our patients,” said Medhat Elsherbini, MD, Medical Director at Heartland. “Sleep disorders are very common.  Having the proper tools and staff available to diagnose and treat those patients in our own community will help us provide better care for a population of people that are overdue for a good night’s sleep.”

On-staff physicians and primary care physicians in the area will refer patients in need of a sleep study to the clinic.

Union County Hospital Sleep Clinic

About Union County Hospital:
Union County Hospital is dedicated to providing quality health care in a comfortable environment.  With 195 medical professionals and administrative staff, Union County Hospital operates a 25 bed Critical Access unit, combined with a 22-bed Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing facility, as well as outpatient services which include rehab, family practice, Endoscopy lab, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and imaging. Determined to provide the best patient care, Union County Hospital is a prominent facility advancing in the field of medicine.

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