National Sleep Therapy (NST), a provider of sleep therapy products and services based in Norwood, Mass, has acquired Gaylord Sleep Medicine Equipment, one of Connecticut’s suppliers of devices and services dealing with sleep-disordered breathing. The newly formed entity will be doing business as Gaylord National Sleep Therapy through the end of 2014, and, thereafter, as National Sleep Therapy of Connecticut.

Gaylord Sleep Medicine was a division of Gaylord Hospital based in Wallingford, Conn, that operates four sleep labs.

Joseph Zangrilli, NST’s vice president of operations, says in a release: “Gaylord Sleep and National Sleep Therapy have been working collaboratively during the past year to develop a sleep equipment program that is one of the best in the US. We believe the new combination will result in a great patient experience and result in better outcomes.”

Zangrilli says the acquisition has been smooth as patient supplies, device support, questions related to sleep and CPAP machines, and billing are processed through the Gaylord National Sleep Therapy system, which was installed over the last several months. Zangrilli adds, “Patients are already familiar with NST’s streamlined online payment system and electronic invoices, have access to NST’s respiratory therapy staff, and benefit from NST’s experienced team that handles insurance billing and paperwork.”

Janine Epright, vice president and CFO of Gaylord Hospital, says: “We are pleased that our current partner will be taking care of our patients’ sleep therapy needs now and into the future. They share our mission and passion for treating people with respect and providing the utmost in patient-centric care.”