When Rodney Gillson went in for pre-op testing, the surgery center told him he’d need a sleep study before they could do the procedure, reports Riverbender.com

Thanks to a friend who was aware of Alton Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Diagnostic Center, Gillson was able to reach the center’s manager, Penny Krause, who is also manager of Respiratory Services and Neurodiagnostics. Penny immediately arranged for Gillson to visit the Sleep Lab the next day.

The team, including Vanessa Harvey, a registered sleep technologist, and Julie Hodge, a secretary for the Sleep Lab, helped arrange a sleep study to get Gillson back on the surgery center’s schedule.