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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2013
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A Grand Opening – NYM Celebrates New Center for Sleep Disorders


Left to right, Mark J. Mundy, president and CEO of New York Methodist Hospital, Lauren Yedvab, senior vice president, Jeremy Weingarten, M.D., medical director of the Center for
Sleep Disorders, John Cunningham, the Center's chief polysomnographic technologist and Suhail Raoof, M.D., chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine.

On Wednesday, April 3, New York Methodist Hospital officially cut the ribbon on its new Center for Sleep Disorders facility at a ceremony attended by the Hospital’s administration and staff. In its previous facility, NYM’s Center for Sleep Disorders already conducted over 1,200 sleep studies per year for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep problems, and it is projected that the new Center will accommodate up to 2,000 studies annually. The facility is the culmination of an 18-month project, the end-goal of which was to make an overnight stay in a cutting-edge laboratory with advanced technology behind the walls feel, to the patient, as much like a good night’s sleep at home as possible.



“Over 40 million Americans have a chronic sleep disorder, and each day, we hear more about the impact it has on both our personal health and our society in general,” said Mark J. Mundy, president and CEO of New York Methodist Hospital, at the ceremony. “With the help of NYM’s team of sleep experts, this marvelous facility will help us do our part to make a dent in those numbers, and help our patients live longer, happier lives.”

 

 

About New York Methodist Hospital

New York Methodist Hospital (NYM), a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn's Park Slope, houses 651 inpatient beds (including bassinets) and provides services to about 40,000 inpatients each year. An additional 350,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. The Hospital, founded in 1881, has undergone extensive renovation and modernization over the years. NYM has Institutes in the following areas: Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Asthma and Lung Disease; Cancer Care; Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery; Digestive and Liver Disorders; Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders; Vascular Medicine and Surgery; Family Care; Neurosciences; Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery and Women's Health. New York Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College and is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.


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