Thursday, March 07, 2013
SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center cut the ribbon on its new Sleep Lab on Thursday, March 7, at 10 a.m. The full-service sleep center is located on the North Medical campus at 7246 Janus Park Drive, Liverpool. Following the ceremony and blessing, attendees enjoyed tours and a reception.
The $1.3 million project includes a 16-bed sleep center with hotel-like amenities. It is staffed by certified sleep technicians and registered respiratory therapists who operate high-tech sleep technology. It officially opened for patients on February 14.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a largely undiagnosed condition. While 25 to 35 percent of the population suffers from it, only 1 to 2 percent are diagnosed. It’s growing in prevalence as people age and as society becomes more obese. Warning signs include: a 16 inch or greater neck in women and 17 inch or larger neck in men; a feeling of tiredness during the day; waking with morning headaches; and snoring.
The new sleep lab brings the total to three in the St. Joseph’s Hospital system. Since 1986, the hospital has performed nearly 38,000 procedures and evaluated more than 20,000 patients for Obstructed Sleep Apnea and other respiratory conditions.
Patients are being accepted. Call 315-218-9804 for additional information.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.