SALINAS, CA, March 7, 2013 – The Sleep Medicine Center at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is ushering in a new era of sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment in Monterey County. The ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration comes on the heels of the Center receiving accreditation earlier this year from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
The newly renovated and expanded facility can accommodate up to eight private beds including a pediatric suite. The program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is based on the Center’s high standards of personnel, equipment, procedures and quality patient care.
“This grand opening is an exciting chapter in our history of treating sleep disorders,” said the Center’s Board Certified Medical Director, Mazhar Javaid, MD. “The expanded center allows our highly trained staff the opportunity to test, diagnosis and treat people in a comfortable and private environment.”
Sleep disorders ranging from snoring to sleep apnea can contribute to serious medical conditions such as depression, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Sleep disorders in children can result in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The Center utilizes state-of-the-art technology and overnight sleep study participants are provided deluxe memory comfort beds, sound-proof rooms, cable TV and shower access.
Board certified sleep physicians offer the community a free monthly lecture series called “Need Sleep?” and provide patients bilingual support groups. You can find more information on sleep lecture topics and other Sleep Medicine Center resources at http://www.svmh.com/services/sleepsupportgroups.aspx
Customized treatment for sleep disorders is another example of the commitment Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has to providing the community with quality healthcare.