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Ribbon cutting for sleep disorders center tomorrow

Lower Valley residents struggling with sleep no longer have to wait weeks to be tested for a sleep disorder: they will be able to receive care closer to home, in Sunnyside.

Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics is opening its new Sleep Disorders Center to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony this Thursday, May 22, at 11 a.m.

“Americans are not getting enough sleep,” said Dr. Bryan I. Santiago, Board Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist. “People need sleep to be able to function and to recharge.”

According to a recent statement by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 50 to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Common sleep disorders include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia.

Dr. Santiago will address these issues at the ceremony about the sleep study process. All are invited to attend. A tour of the facility will occur after the ceremony.

The Sleep Disorders Center is the only center in the Lower Yakima Valley that provides in-depth sleep studies. This new service is only a small part of the hospital’s vision for the future.

“We are aiming to become the comprehensive health care provider of choice for the region,” said Sunnyside Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer John Gallagher.

The ribbon cutting will be outside of the Sleep Disorders Center, which is located near the main entrance of the hospital at 1016 Tacoma Ave. in Sunnyside.

This event is free to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics’ mission is to provide comprehensive quality care to the region.

For more information regarding sleep disorders and Dr. Bryan Santiago, visit sunnysidehospital.org or call Dr. Santiago’s office at (509) 882-1855.

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