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Opelousas General Health System Partners with SSM Sleep Services for Expansion of Sleep Center Growth

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Opelousas General Health System Partners with SSM Sleep Services  for Expansion of Sleep Center Growth

Opelousas, LA – Opelousas General Health System is pleased to announce our partnership with SSM Sleep Services to assume the management of the OGHS Sleep Center. The goal of this partnership is to expand growth and increase capacity for servicing patients in our region. Dr. David Ware, Medical Director of SSM, has accepted the position as Medical Director for the OGHS Sleep Center. He will work in conjunction with fellow board-certified Sleep Medicine physicians, Drs. J.Y. Bordelon and Louis Nix, to maintain and continue a standard of excellence for sleep care within our community. In addition to initial or follow-up sleep consultations, Drs. Ware, Bordelon and Nix will provide ongoing sleep symptom management, equipment and supplies education and continued compliance monitoring to ensure an optimal experience for each patient.

Through our partnership with SSM, Opelousas General Health System will have the capability to perform overnight sleep studies 7 days a week with added daytime availability Monday through Friday. Additionally, the Sleep Center has expanded operations from two to four bed availability. This will provide faster referral conversions for our providers and reduced wait times for our patients.

“Drs. J.Y. Bordelon and Louis Nix have been instrumental in the great success of our Sleep Medicine Program for over 20 years. Together they developed and grew a first-class quality service line that we look forward to continuing to grow. This collaboration with SSM Sleep Services and Dr. David Ware will ensure continuation and expansion of access to care for our patients and we cannot be more excited”, said Kenneth Cochran, RN, DSc, FACHE, president & CEO.

For more information about our Sleep Center enhancements, please call 1-866-337-2536 or visit To refer a patient directly to the Sleep Center for consultation and treatment, please fax orders and clinical documentation to 1-866-639-6551.

About Opelousas General Health System

Since 1957, Opelousas General Health System has been dedicated to the provision of quality health care through its strong commitment and high standards. Central to the success of OGHS's commitment for excellence is the presence of an outstanding and highly qualified staff of physicians, nurses, technologists and other personnel who provide professional treatment in a caring environment. Serving as the region's referral medical center, OGHS is a 197-bed, full service medical center, and the area's most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialties and state-of-the-art technology. Visit us at

About SSM Sleep Services

SSM is a management services company which develops, manages, and operates sleep diagnostic testing centers for hospital partners throughout Louisiana.