The Mercy Sleep Center will open at Mercy Hospital Ozark in Arkansas, according to a Times Record report.
Citing a “critical shortage” of qualified sleep- medicine facilities and programs in the area, Mercy is opening its third sleep center location in the greater Fort Smith area on Tuesday.
The Mercy Sleep Center will open at Mercy Hospital Ozark for “a large impact on the quality and timeliness of patient care in the region,” a news release states.
Mercy also has a new sleep center in Waldron and recently expanded the Mercy Fort Smith sleep center. Mercy now offers 10 fully operational sleep beds in the region to accommodate more than 1,700 sleep studies annually.
Mercy Sleep Center — Ozark will house two beds, a dedicated lead technologist who is dual credentialed as a registered polysomnographer and a certified respiratory therapist, an additional certified respiratory therapist, a scheduler and a board certified sleep physician, Dr. Stephen Snell.