Nutrition Services DepartmentNumber: 719-845-4264
The Nutrition Services Department provides excellent care through quality nutrition. Food is a key component to promoting wellness and optimizing recovery, so individualized meal plans are offered to meet every patient's specific nutritional needs.
Patients are provided a menu that complies with the meal plan prescribed by their doctor or dietitian, which they use to select meal options for the following day. This innovative service system allows for more variety and choice in meal selections. If patients do not fill out the menu sheet, a pre-selected meal will be sent according to their meal plan specifications. Family and friends are encouraged to assist patients in selecting food choices, and to inform the staff of food allergies or intolerances when patients are unable to do so.
Since implementing the "selective menu," patients are more satisfied with their food and enjoy meal times. This promotes faster recovery by providing their bodies with appropriate, sustainable nourishment during times when nutrient needs are increased or different than usual.
Meals are served to patients at the following times, and snacks are available upon request:
Breakfast ~ 8 a.m.
Lunch ~ 12 Noon
Dinner ~ 5 p.m.
If you have questions or comments regarding Nutrition Services, please call 719-845-4264.