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Kent Hospital
Kent Hospital

About the Sleep Lab at Kent Hospital

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The Sleep Lab Staff
Medical Director
Stephen Matarese, DO
Board Certified Sleep Medicine

Technical Director
Nancy Roman, RRT, M.Ed

Reading Physicians
Thomas Raimondo, DO
Neil Labove, MD FCCP
Sleep Lab Technologists
Jeanne Chretien, RPSGT, CRT
Jane Venditto, RPSGT, CRT
Christine Ruzzo, RPSGT, CRT
Patricia Brownell, RPSGT, LPN
Ana Cruz RPSGT

Secretaries
Patricia Kowerko
Carol Messier
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The Sleep Lab at Kent Hospital has been in existence since 1991. We expanded to a four bed lab in August 2007 to accommodate the growing need for sleep studies in our community.
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The Sleep Lab at Kent Hospital is located on Health Lane behind the main building. Enter into the comfortable waiting area where your technologist will be waiting to escort you to your bedroom for the night.
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The bedrooms are comfortably appointed with double or queen beds. You will have your own private bathroom/shower and each room has a flat screen TV for your viewing pleasure.
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Each room is very private and quiet, opening up onto a corridor similar to a hotel.
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Your sleep tech will thoroughly explain the testing procedure (sleep study or polysomnogram) to you and answer any questions or concerns you might have.
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The sleep technologist will apply sensors and electrodes to measure these parameters:
  • Brain waves (surface electrodes on the head).
  • Heart beats (surface electrodes on the chest).
  • Eye movements (surface electrodes above and below the eyes).
  • Muscle tension (surface electrodes on the chin).
  • Leg movements (surface electrodes on the lower leg).
  • Breathing (sensors attached to the skin near the nose or mouth).
  • Breathing effort and movement (small elastic belt placed around the chest or stomach).
  • Blood oxygen levels (small sensor attached to the finger – not taken from actual blood samples).
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During the course of the overnight study, sleep techs will monitor these parameters while you sleep.
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Once the night is over and all of the sleep parameters have been gathered and stored in the computer, the next step is to score the study. Here a technologist reviews the entire night’s study and determines the sleep stages, the number of apneas and correlates all the data.

All of the information gathered and correlated from the sleep study is now reviewed and interpreted by one of our reading physicians. They will make a final diagnosis and recommendations if needed. The report will be sent directly to your attending physician.

For additional information or a tour of the facility please call The Sleep Lab at Kent Hospital at (401) 736-3727.

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Directions

From Toll Gate Road turn into the main visitors entrance, and take the first right after the Emergency Room parking lot.

The Sleep Lab is located in the tan and green building on the left side of the roadway. Immediately past the building, a sign will direct you to the parking lot, parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building. Enter the building through the door on the left of the glass enclosure.

If you have any questions concerning your sleep study or if you are unable to arrive at The Sleep Lab at your scheduled time, please contact The Sleep Lab at (401) 736-3727.

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We look forward to seeing you,
The Sleep Lab Staff
Care New England
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