Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI) is expanding its sleep clinic services to Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, Ill. The hospital now offers comprehensive clinical sleep testing services staffed and managed by CSI sleep professionals under the direction of Touchette sleep clinic medical director Abdulsalam Jamous, MD.
“This collaboration fills an important gap for sleep services in our local community,” says Sulbrena Day, PhD, chief operating officer of Touchette Regional Hospital, in a release. “CSI’s professional sleep technologists will provide quality sleep apnea testing in our on-site, in-hospital clinic, backed up by the expertise of the full CSI sleep medicine program, all tailored to Touchette’s goals for delivering quality care to our patients.”
Matthew Uhles, MS, RPSGT, RST, chief operating officer of Clayton Sleep Institute, says, “We are grateful to Touchette for this opportunity to share our expertise with Centreville, Ill, and the surrounding communities. With more than a third of US adults reporting insufficient sleep, we have a tremendous opportunity to increase community awareness of healthy sleep and to address the issues that can result from sleep deficiency and untreated sleep disorders.”
The two-bed sleep clinic will initially offer clinical sleep apnea testing three nights per week consisting of an overnight stay where the patient is monitored with technology that records different physiological parameters associated with sleep apnea. As with the other sleep centers managed by CSI, the Sleep Center at Touchette Regional Hospital will be capable of diagnosing and treating any of the over 85 different sleep disorders.
CSI and the Touchette Sleep Center will also provide home sleep apnea testing (HSAT). The therapists show the patients how to adjust the devices and they also download the data from the devices when the patients return them to the clinic and the results are evaluated by board certified sleep physicians. CSI maintains a 24-hour telephone coaching line for the convenience of HSAT patients that have questions or need to talk to a technologist about their equipment or test.
As part of the on-site staff and the fully-managed expert program offered by CSI, Touchette physicians and staff will benefit from CSI’s technology and science experience and expertise for treatment options, such as positive airway pressure devices, oral pressure therapy, oral appliances, and more, and receive continuous updates of the latest techniques, trends, policies, and procedures in sleep medicine.
CSI maintains two branded and one non-branded sleep clinics in St. Louis, Farmington, Mo, and Poplar Bluff, Mo. Since 2005, CSI has designed 6 affiliate programs for hospital-based and freestanding clinics located in Missouri and Illinois. The CSI affiliate and partner models are scalable and can be customized to fit specific needs based on the clinic’s and community’s needs. For more information about the CSI affiliate and partner program, call 314-645-5855 or visit www.claytonsleep.com/consulting-partnerships/clinical-affiliates-operations.