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8/20/2019

The Sleep Medicine Prgram at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital


The sleep medicine program at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic testing and connections to sophisticated treatment options for people struggling with a wide variety of sleep problems.

The most common problems associated with sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy. Sleep disorders, when left undiagnosed and untreated, can lead to several chronic diseases. Increasingly, prolonged disturbance in sleep has been identified as contributing to illness and even premature death. Insufficient sleep has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression, among other diagnoses.

A sleep study can help you and your health care provider determine what is at the root of your sleep problems.
“Good Shepherd provides flexible scheduling of sleep testing for those that may have a different sleep schedule then most,” says Jill Wells, director of cardiopulmonary. “The rooms are set up to feel like home, providing a better night’s sleep and more accurate results.”

A sleep study does require a physician’s order. Talk to your physician today if you are experiencing some of the issues listed above.

For more information go to: www.hshsgoodshepherd.org/Medical-Services/Sleep-Studies or contact cardiopulmonary services at 217-774-3961.
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About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org/.   

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org/. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org/
 
 


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