PMC Sleep Apnea Support Group Named Best in the Nation
Late last year, the Parrish Medical Center A.W.A.K.E. sleep apnea support group was named the best in the nation. This group is part of a national A.W.A.K.E. organization (Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic), sponsored by the American Sleep Apnea Association. A.W.A.K.E. meetings are held throughout the United States and Canada.
PMC's A.W.A.K.E. support group started in March 2010. With only eight patients at the first meeting, attendance grew each month—and grew and grew and grew. The average monthly attendance is now 35 or more, and some months more than 60 people attend. They come to hear the guest speaker, join in the discussion, have their questions answered, or have their CPAP machines checked by a certified sleep technologist. Guest speakers cover many topics that revolve around sleep apnea and treatment options, and the A.W.A.K.E. group offers support and outreach for these patients.
Meetings are the first Monday of each month (except January) at the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John, beginning at 6 p.m. Call 321-268-6408 to register or for more information.