Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics, creators of a sleep apnea detection and treatment program targeting the commercial vehicle industry, recently announced that its vice president, Wendy Sullivan, was presented with the American Sleep Apnea Award by the American Sleep Apnea Association.
Sullivan, a registered nurse who formerly served as an occupational health manager for Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National, was awarded the first corporate sleep apnea achievement award from ASAA for her involvement with the implementation of a detection and treatment program aimed at drivers who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. ASAA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about sleep apnea and to serving people with the disorder.
At Schneider, Sullivan received several awards and nominations for her involvement in driver health and safety issues, including Safety Presidential and National Sleep Foundation awards. “We spent nearly three years working with PPD on developing Schneider’s sleep apnea program,” Sullivan says. “That effort has resulted in significant cost savings and health benefits for the carrier.”
“We are excited to have Wendy Sullivan bring her firsthand experience establishing and managing a commercial truck driver sleep apnea program to our customers,” says Dr. Mark B. Berger, president of Houston-based Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics. “We continue to receive positive feedback from drivers, and we are seeing promising results from corporate health and wellness programs related to diagnosing and treating sleep apnea in truck drivers. Sullivan’s knowledge of the trucking industry and its demographics is going to be a tremendous benefit.”