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SMMC Sleep Lab Moves to Kennebunk

06/10/2013

The Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) Sleep Lab has moved to the Goodall Health Center located at 2 Livewell Drive in Kennebunk, into the suite previously occupied by Goodall Hospital’s Sleep Institute. Beginning on June 11, all sleep studies for Goodall and SMMC patients will be performed at our new location. Chris Hughes, MD, PhD, Robert McArdle, DO and Usha Nalamalapu, MD, FAASM will continue to read studies performed through the SMMC Sleep Lab.

“The Sleep Lab’s highly trained team of specialists will continue to provide patients with the same high quality services at our new location,” said Steve Keegan, VP of Ancillary Services for SMMC. “Combining the resources of the Sleep Lab and Goodall’s Sleep Institute will maximize the efficiency of sleep study operations previously conducted at these separate locations, and allow us to provide all patients with excellence care at state-of-the-art facilities centrally located between the two hospitals.”

One in four Americans do not enjoy the benefits of good sleep because they suffer from sleep disorders. Common sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia or narcolepsy, affect a person's health and quality of life, including job performance and family relationships.

SMMC’s specialty trained physicians and staff of registered respiratory therapists and polysomnographic technologists offer a full spectrum of care from initial evaluation to sleep study review to diagnosis and long-term management. The Sleep Lab facilities include private bedrooms for sleep studies, supported by state-of-the art sleep equipment.

Patients undergoing a sleep study will spend a night in the Sleep Lab, while brain waves, muscle activity, leg and arm movements, heart rhythms, and other body functions are monitored during sleep. With this information, physicians Chris Hughes, MD, PhD, Robert McArdle, DO and Usha Nalamalapu, MD, FAASM can prescribe a treatment plan that suits the patient's individual needs.

To learn more about the Sleep Lab, please call us at 283-6888.

About Southern Maine Medical Center
Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including an acute care medical center licensed for 150 beds in Biddeford, Maine, offering excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach and Saco. Non-emergency care is available without an appointment seven days a week at SMMC’s Walk-In Care center in Saco. SMMC is Joint Commission accredited, Pathway to Excellence designated, state-licensed, and is a member of Southern Maine Health Care and the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit www.smmc.org or @smmcHealth.

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