Holy Cross Hospital Sleep Center
Treating Sleep Disorders in Adults and Children
Sleep-related difficulties affect millions of Americans and can affect your health. If your sleep problems persist or if they interfere with how you feel or function during the day, you may want to see your primary care physician. Your doctor may refer you to the Holy Cross Hospital Sleep Center where you will receive evaluation and treatment by a physician who specializes in assessing and treating sleep disorders.
|The Holy Cross Hospital Sleep Center offers an aesthetic environment for its patients. The patient rooms have been designed to simulate the home environment.
The Holy Cross Hospital Sleep Center strives to provide the highest level of care for patients with suspected sleep disordered breathing or unexplained excessive daytime sleepiness. The center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, and periodic limb movement disorder for both adults and children.
Help for the Sleepless
The staff is specially trained in sleep medicine and works with community-based physicians through a multidisciplinary and scientific approach to identify and manage sleep-related illnesses. Advanced technology and equipment and the skill of the expert staff at the center provide the ability to diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders.
The center is equipped with:
- Two comfortable patient bedroom environments for overnight monitoring
- Comprehensive data collection system
- Camera equipment, sleep monitoring, and recording devices
- State-of-the-art nasal pressure transduction and signal extraction pulse oximetry
- Diagnostic continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines and masks
- Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) systems machines and masks
- A variety of CPAP/BiPAP masks to ensure patient comfort
A Nice Place to Stay
The Holy Cross Hospital Sleep Center offers an aesthetic environment for its patients. The patient rooms have been designed to simulate the home environment. Rooms feature a warm color palette on the walls and the carpeting, a large bed with comfortable pillows and bed coverings, a flat screen TV with cable and most medical equipment and cords have been hidden to make the environment more welcoming and comfortable. Also, doorways have been widened to accommodate bariatric patients.
The Sleep Center utilizes state-the-art remote monitoring capabilities to allow real-time review of abnormal nocturnal events.
Expert Medical Care and Leadership
Patients who stay overnight at the center – which is open seven nights a week – receive non-stop monitoring by the center’s attentive staff. The center utilizes remote monitoring capabilities to allow real-time review of abnormal nocturnal events and to facilitate rapid report generation and delivery to referring physicians. Reports are made available within 72 hours – as compared to 14 days at other centers.
The medical director of the department, Pavel Klein, MD, neurologist, is board certified in sleep disorders and is available to analyze the data and make therapy recommendations. The department is led by Craig Ditzenberger, BS, RRT, director, Respiratory Care, Sleep and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Physicians: To refer a patient, please call the Holy Cross Hospital Sleep Lab at 301-754-7969.
Patients: Once you have a referral from your physician, to schedule your appointment, please call our Central Scheduling Department at 301-754-8200 to set up a date and time to have your sleep test performed.