Baptist Health Floyd opened its new combined Pulmonary Sleep Clinic and Sleep Center in June
(New Albany, IN) August 2, 2023 - The new location, located in suite 362 in the Professional Arts Building, 1919 State St., in New Albany, was remodeled and space expanded. The old sleep center had one clinic room; the new one has four clinic examination rooms along with four sleep center rooms.
“It’s a bigger, brighter, and newer space to see our current patients and new ones,” said Scott Yates, respiratory service line director. “We definitely have a lot of patients that need to be seen in both the pulmonary and sleep clinic, the new space allows us to grow. There is a definite need in our community for the services we offer.”
The office is staffed with three pulmonary and three sleep providers.
Yates said patients love the new office.
“Parking is much easier and the office is much more accessible,” he said. “Before pulmonary shared waiting space with surgery and cardiac, but now it has its own waiting space and the old sleep center was in the basement and was difficult for patients to find. The new space is much better for our patients and providers.”
Heather Gregory, clinical coordinator for the Sleep/Pulmonary Clinic, has also heard nothing but positive comments from patients and staff.
“There is a significant need in the community and that is part of the staff excitement, being able to be a part of meeting that need within the community,” she said.
While physician referral is needed for the pulmonary clinic, patients can call the sleep center to make an appointment for a sleep study. Many of those studies are completed with an in-home device. The sleep center sees patients ages 6 and older.
“The home sleep study is a growing component, our providers will determine the best option for the patient’s condition” Yates said. “It’s not always necessary to stay overnight in the sleep center. We give the patient the home unit and they are able to do testing while asleep in the comfort of their own bed.”
For more information, go to https://www.baptisthealth.com/care-services/services/sleep-medicine or call 812-944-7701.