Sleep Disorders Center Now Provides Pediatric Sleep Testing

According to Gwen McCranie, RPSGT, Sleep Disorders Center Manager, diagnosing and treating pediatric sleep disorders are very important, Because poor sleep affects the mental and physical growth of children by not providing a restorative period of development."

McCranie recommends looking for the following symptoms in pediatric patients include:
Difficulty sleeping
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Loud snoring
Decrease in performance
Poor sleep patterns
Obesity
Difficulty focusing

The Sleep Disorders Center team at St. Mary-Corwin is committed to being a resource for physicians, their patients, and the communities St. Mary-Corwin serves to better understand sleep and the impact it has on the quality of life by meeting the American Academy of Sleep Medicines standard of practice. In fact, the Obstructive Sleep Apnea procedure implemented for patients in the hospital by St. Mary-Corwin and all 12 Centura Health hospitals has been recognized as a best practice by The Joint Commission. In addition, McCranie was recently elected to the American Academy of Sleep Technologists Executive Committee.

The Sleep Disorders Center at St. Mary-Corwin provides:
One-on-one patient orientation to the sleep study process.
CMS approved home diagnostic units for patients who meet criteria.
Emergent appointment availability and on-call staff 24 hours a day.
Certified respiratory therapists and board registered polysomnographic technologists (RPSGT).
Appointments are available immediately with results in 5 business days.

For more information call 557-5473 or visit www.stmarycorwin.org.