Nutrition at Ashley County Medical Center
Diet and nutrition are a foundational aspect to health and wellness. Ashley
County Medical Center is dedicated to providing a high standard of quality
care to patients and visitors alike. In order to help our patients experience
a quick recovery, we provide healthy, nutritious meals. As part of a holistic
approach to healthcare, we make sure that our patients are able to enjoy
well-prepared meals with whatever guests or family members they may have
staying with them.
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Our Dietary Services
The Department of Food & Nutrition at Ashley County Medical Center
oversees the nutritional needs of patients, visitors, and members of the
community through the cafeteria, inpatient meals, and special functions.
Patient meals are prepared according to dietary standards and as prescribed
by their doctor.
Our services include the following:
- Medical Nutrition Therapy by a registered dietitian
- Inpatient nutrition screening, assessments, and education
- Outpatient nutrition counselling and education with physician referral
- Meal service to patients and cafeteria
Additionally, a Certified Dietary Manager oversees daily operation of the kitchen.
Visitors are welcome in the hospital cafeteria. Guest trays are available
for purchase; complimentary guest trays are available for pediatric patients.
The cafeteria is open seven days a week.
Important cafeteria hours:
- Beverages are available from 6am to 6:30 pm
- Lunch is open to the public and served from 11 am to 1 pm
During operating hours, our vending machines offer grab and go options
such as salads, yogurt parfaits, sandwiches, and more.
Call ext. 422 to order a tray at least an hour before each meal. Guest
trays are available for family members staying with patients. Breakfast
is $4; both lunch and dinner are $5. Lunch and dinner include an entrée,
two vegetables, a roll, dessert, and a drink. Breakfast trays vary day to day.