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Sleep Disorders Center at Daviess Community Hospital

The most efficient way to diagnose a sleep disorder is to perform an overnight sleep study. The DCH Sleep lab is accredited by The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Since 1977, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Standards for Accreditation have been the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities. Achieving AASM accreditation demonstrates a sleep medicine provider’s commitment to high quality, patient-centered care through adherence to these standards.

​During this study, you will stay overnight in a comfortable, private room designed to help you relax. A few devices will be attached to you during this test so that our team can monitor vital signs. These attachments are completely painless and do not require the use of needles or injections.

​If you are having trouble sleeping, you may be skeptical about your ability to sleep in a strange environment with devices attached to your skin. Rest assured, thousands of people with conditions similar to yours undergo these tests and have a surprisingly easy time falling asleep for the test. These tests do not work unless the patient feels comfortable enough to rest, which is why all the monitoring equipment is as noninvasive as possible. Most patients eventually forget they even have it attached.

Sleep Disorders Specialist, Maggie Piel, RRT, RCP, SDS

Maggie is a full-time licensed Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS) through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Maggie works tirelessly in support of the patients of Daviess and surrounding communities that are coming in for home study set ups or overnight in hospital sleep testing. Staff maintaining their own SDS credential is key in gaining our accreditation status with the American Association of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Pulmonology/Sleep Medicine Clinic, Dr. Anand Bhuptani, ABSM

All Day clinic held two Tuesdays of each month. Located on the 2nd floor of Daviess Community Hospital Medical Clinic. For confirmation of his Washington Clinic dates call 812-234-6053.

For more information about the cardiopulmonary department, contact Valerie Roark at 812-254-8883 or by email: vroark@dchosp.org.