The Nutrition Department at Holzer works to ensure the nutritional needs and concerns of our patients are met. We identify and develop plans for correcting malnutrition, as well as providing dietary education for the Medical Nutrition Therapy of certain diagnoses.
At the Nutrition Services department, our duties include coordinating food service operations for inpatients and outpatients, as well as serving all hospital cafeteria and catering functions. We also provide inpatient and outpatient dietetic counseling for Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Services to inpatients are based on Registered Nurse (RN) and/or MD consults.
Referrals for outpatients are with a Physician Rx only.
All inpatients are screened and typically assessed by RD/DTR within an appropriate period after admission.
Nutrition Services manages nutritional therapy for wide population of patients, ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, and from critically ill, ventilator-dependent patients to those receiving treatment for COPD, CHF, Diabetes, and more.