Touchette Regional Hospital (TRH) announced today that it will partner with the Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI) of Maplewood, Mo, an area leader in the field of sleep disorders, to bring sleep testing and study capabilities to the hospital. Starting July 1, 2018, TRH will offer clinical sleep testing, through provider referrals, for adults age 18 and older.
Sleep testing and study is used to diagnose and treat sleep apnea, snoring, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, sleepwalking, narcolepsy, hypersomnia depression, sleep and drowsy driving among other disorders.
“We are delighted to begin this partnership with the Clayton Sleep Institute,” said Sulbrena Day, PhD, chief operating officer of TRH. “By working with CSI, our hospital will have the capacity to deliver first-rate sleep medicine, locally, which allows us to continue providing integrated healthcare services to this region and offer patients suffering from sleep disorders a solution towards wellness.”
TRH will complete the $30,000 renovation of their Sleep Center in the coming weeks to include two private rooms with queen-size beds, flat screen TVs, a nightstand and a sitting area with a leather recliner. “Creating the most comfortable patient experience is at the top of our list of priorities for the sleep lab. We want people to feel at home, so they can rest while we work to uncover any sleep issues they may be having,” added Day.
The Clayton Sleep Institute is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has been providing sleep medicine, sleep research, and sleep education to patients in the St. Louis area for nearly 20 years. The company is comprised of board certified sleep specialists and scientists, registered sleep technologists and registered respiratory therapists with years of experience in the field of sleep disorders.
The addition of the sleep center is one of several recent improvements at TRH. In 2015-2016, improvements were made to the front entrance of the hospital and the Behavioral Health & Wellness Center was completed, offering much-needed inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services to individuals across the State of Illinois. Other recent improvements include a $4.6 million renovation to the emergency department that resulted in a floor plan designed for better patient-provider work flow and faster service.
Additionally, $2.5 million is being invested for improvements to the surgical wing of the hospital. These enhancements began in April 2018 and are expected to be complete in late fall. This includes the design of a new outpatient surgical area and upgrades to the inpatient surgical suite.
TRH continues to look for ways to improve the overall patient experience and to serve as a reliable provider of healthcare services in the region. The hospital received the 2016 Salute to Southwestern Illinois Award from the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois for its leadership in the region. In addition, Avatar Solutions honored TRH for its patient experience accomplishments in 2015 by awarding the hospital the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Best Performer - Quietness of the Hospital Environment for Medium Hospital.
For a sleep evaluation, call 618.857.2700 or contact your primary care physician. Appointments cannot be scheduled for a sleep evaluation without a physician referral.
About Touchette Regional Hospital
Touchette Regional Hospital is a 137-bed facility that has proudly served patients throughout Illinois and Missouri since 1955. TRH offers the following services: cardiopulmonary, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, transportation, 24-hour emergency care, medical/surgical/intensive care as well as a new state-of-the-art Behavior Health and Wellness Center that opened in 2016.Touchette Regional Hospital system consists of its hospital campus as well as Home Care and Medical Specialists Center. Home Care provides in-home nursing and physical/occupational services to recovering disabled, chronically ill or terminally ill persons. The Medical Specialist Center is a multi-specialty group of physicians who are committed to providing quality specialty healthcare to patients in our region. For more information, visit www.touchette.org.
About Clayton Sleep Institute:
Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI) is a leading independent institution dedicated to all aspects of sleep medicine and sleep health. CSI serves patients and physician and business partners through three practice areas: The Sleep Clinics, The Insomnia Center and The CSI Research Center. CSI creates a 360-degree program for the complex physiological, behavioral, emotional and communal elements of sleep medicine and sleep health. Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., CSI has sleep clinics in six markets and serves a national community of sleep professionals through the annual conference, Updates in Sleep Medicine. CSI works in partnership with The Clayton Sleep Research Foundation to advance the science and education of sleep and sleep health. For more information about CSI, its practices, partnerships and locations, visit www.claytonsleep.com.