Health Briefs

October 26, 2018
NWTHS Health News Magazine Fall 2018 - Meet Divya Matai

Divya Matai, CFO

Meet our new CFO

We’re pleased to introduce Divya Matai as the new chief financial officer (CFO) at Northwest.

She brings robust experience to this position, with particular expertise in improving revenue cycle functions, decreasing supply expenses and managing the various Texas-specific programs. She previously served in similar financial leadership positions, and is wished much success in her new role on the leadership team!

Your sleep is their specialty!

Are you losing sleep over problems with snoring, daytime tiredness and trouble catching your zzz’s? To get to the bottom of your nighttime woes, the Sleep Disorders Center at Northwest can help by providing sleep studies that are used to diagnose sleep apnea, insomnia and other conditions. Studies are conducted by technologists with advanced credentialing, and board-certified sleep specialist physicians use the results to determine a diagnosis.

Overnight sleep studies are provided in private rooms with an adjustable queen-size bed, private bathroom, individual temperature control and technologist support, as needed. Sleep disorders not only affect people’s quality of life, but can be associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, motor vehicle accidents and other problems. Getting help is important. The Sleep Disorders Center is located on the first floor of the Women’s Healthcare Associates (WHA) building, next to the hospital.

To make an appointment, call 806-354-1701.

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Wow results for wound care

Achieving outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, and patient satisfaction scores higher than 92 percent, the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center at Northwest was recognized with a 2017 Center of Distinction Award from Healogics®.

As part of its comprehensive services, the wound care center treats patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). This occurs when there is narrowing of the arteries, causing restricted blood flow to the limbs and often resulting in chronic wounds. “Early intervention is key,” says wound care specialist Christy Hernandez, FNP. If you notice symptoms such as abnormal sensation or a temperature difference in your lower extremities, any open sores, swelling, or pain while walking, talk with your doctor right away.

To schedule an appointment, call 806-351-4152.

Learn more about wound care at Northwest >