On Thursday, April 23, Shore Health System’s Regional Sleep Disorders Center invites the public to attend an open house at the Dorchester General Hospital Sleep Center in Cambridge. The event begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. followed by refreshments and tours of the center until 6:00 p.m. Regional Sleep Disorders Center medical director, Peter Whitesell, MD, and the registered polysomnographic technologists who conduct the sleep studies will be on hand to demonstrate the technology used during a sleep study and to answer questions.
Shore Health System opened its Regional Sleep Disorders Center at Memorial Hospital in 1993. Investments in state of the art sleep and neurodiagnostic monitoring and reporting technology made it possible to expand the service to Dorchester General Hospital. The Sleep Centers at Memorial Hospital and Dorchester General Hospital are both accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
A sleep study takes place overnight and is performed in a hotel-like setting that recreates an individual’s home sleep experience. Dr. Whitesell reviews the sleep study results and sends his interpretation in a report to the patient’s primary care physician. Following a sleep study, individuals receive a customized management plan that can include the use of nighttime breathing devices, surgical interventions and pulmonary, neurological and psychological support.
Dorchester General Hospital is located at 300 Byrn Street in Cambridge. To attend the open house, enter the hospital through the main lobby and take the elevator to the second floor. For more information and to RSVP, call 410-228-5511, ext. 5552.
To learn more about the Regional Sleep Disorders Center, call Memorial Hospital at 410-822-1000, ext. 5338 or Dorchester General Hospital at 410-228-5511, ext. 2181. Also visit www.shorehealth.org/services/sleep.