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The Sleep Disorders Center at TriStar Centennial Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Middle Tennessee

November 13, 2012

The Sleep Disorders Center is Accredited to Diagnose, Treat 187 types of known Sleep Disorders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 13, 2012) – The Sleep Disorders Center at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. The Sleep Disorders Center was one of the first nationally recognized and fully accredited sleep centers in Middle Tennessee.

“Over the past 30 years we have helped thousands and thousands of patients overcome their sleep disorders,” said David Jarvis, M.D., sleep specialist and medical director of The Sleep Disorders Center. “Although we see the full range of sleep disorders - including narcolepsy and nighttime leg movement - most of our patients have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder and most patients who have sleep apnea have yet to be diagnosed.”

The Sleep Disorders Center at TriStar Centennial is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as a sleep center to diagnose and treat the 187 known sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. The center is one of only a few in Nashville who offer this comprehensive level of service.

Sleep studies are now conducted in the center’s location in a small, intimate space on the TriStar Centennial campus at 2222 State Street. Patient parking is available in a surface lot right outside the building.

“Going to a hospital for a sleep study can be a bit intimidating for patients,” said Annette Henneman, manager of The Sleep Disorders Center. “Our new center is smaller and offers private rooms that feel more like home than a clinical setting. This takes some of the anxiety out of the sleep study experience.”

The TriStar Centennial team created an environment designed to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed for their sleep study. Private rooms, a quiet environment, and the latest monitoring technology help remove anxiety from the sleep study experience.

“Our sleep center offers patients a home-like atmosphere for their sleep study with experienced and certified sleep technologists and therapists,” explained Henneman. “Patients can rest assured that our team will be there to support them through every step of the process, from their study to treatment if needed.”

Henneman said that in most cases, proper evaluation and treatment can help patients return to normal sleeping patterns, eliminating the stress, anxiety, and other difficulties associated with sleep disorders. If you think you or a loved one may have a sleep disorder, she recommends contacting your physician to discuss the benefits of having a sleep study.

To learn more about sleep disorders, The Sleep Disorders Center, and what to expect during a sleep study, visit TriStarHealth.com and select TriStar Centennial Medical Center. A physician referral is required to schedule a sleep study. For a free physician referral to discuss a sleep study, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919.

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room located in Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.