Nutrition Services at Meritus Medical Center makes meals happen at different locations across the health system. In addition to food service for patients at the hospital, Nutrition Services also operates the Robin's Cove, to serve visitors and hospital staff; the Coffee Kiosk and the Robin's Nest at Robinwood Professional Center.
The department also provides catering services for health system events or meetings and food service to students and staff at the Learning Center, Meritus Medical Center's child care facility. Each location offers something different, all while keeping nutrition in mind.
It can be a challenge to serve people with many different nutritional needs, but with 90 staff members---including registered clinical dietitians and nutrition assistant--- patients are in good hands. Clinical dietitians do in-depth assessments on all patients who are deemed to be a nutrition risk. While it's important for nutrition services to make sure patients' nutritional needs are being met, patients must understand how the right diet can positively affect their health. The staff help patients to become educated about their condition and nutritional needs.
If you have any questions or comments, please call the department office, which is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.