Next Support Group Meeting for those "A.W.A.K.E. In The Foothills"


August 3, 2011

Next Support Group Meeting for those “A.W.A.K.E. In The Foothills”

HICKORY, NC –Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Health First Center at Valley Hills Mall in conjunction with CVMC’s Center for Sleep Disorders, hosts a sleep apnea awareness program called “A.W.A.K.E. In the Foothills.” This program is part of the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic) Network.

The purpose of this program is to provide support to individuals, friends, and family members dealing with sleep apnea. The group will promote education and sharing of ideas and information among persons who are affected by sleep disordered breathing.

“We hope that we can help each other with similar interests, problems, and solutions,” said Mr. Scott Gibson RRT, RCP, A.W.A.K.E. Group Coordinator and Director of The Center For Sleep Disorders and Neuro Diagnostic Services at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

The next meeting will be held Monday, August 15, from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at the Health First Center. The program is free. Speakers will be present and snacks will be provided from a variety of vendors. For more information about this local chapter, please contact Scott Gibson at 828/485-2813.

Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C., is the region’s largest not-for-profit, public healthcare system and serves the community without direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health education, wellness services, preventive medicine and acute care. CVMC has received three Magnet designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has been recognized for providing “An Outstanding Inpatient Experience” for a fourth consecutive year by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, please visit