Providing patients with their choices of food and beverage in accordance with the diet
their physician has ordered is among our most important goals.
The menus are planned using the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services' Food Guide Pyramid and Recommended Daily Intakes in order to provide nourishing and balanced meals.
All patient meals are ordered by calling our Diet Office at 1-4343 from 6:30AM to 6:30PM 7 days a week. Trained Diet Office Staff are available to help patients select their meals and explain their diets as well as our services. Our menu offers different choices for each meal throughout the week.
Tray Passers deliver meals to patient rooms within 45 minutes from the time an order's been placed. They assist patients as necessary and are happy to provide patients with any additional items they may desire.
OUMC's Clinical Dietitians are part of a comprehensive healthcare team. Clinical dietitians provide assessments of patients' nutritional status and education to hospitalized patients and their families. Working with physicians, they make recommendations for specialized feedings and nutrition support for patients. Dietitians meet regularly with other members of the healthcare team to ensure that our patients' nutritional needs are met while they are in our hospital and when they are discharged. From the smallest infants in the NICU to the elderly person recovering from surgery, all patients receive a screening to determine nutrition risk, with services provided based on the patient's condition.
Our Patient Services Advocate (PSA) meets daily with patients to ensure that we provide food to their preferences. The PSA collaborates with food service staff and nursing to make sure that we meet the highest standards of timeliness and quality.
Our clinical nutritionists, all licensed dietitians, are ready to help you understand and follow the diet you need to achieve weight loss, weight gain, better athletic performance, recover from a health condition or from medical treatment, adjust your diet to a chronic health condition or just to better understand nutrition and to separate fact from fiction. >>>READ MORE