Nutritional Services provides high quality, balanced meals to patients and visitors at Memorial Medical Center. In 2010, Nutritional Services added menu service to patient rooms allowing patients and visitors to enjoy customized meal options.
In addition to providing high quality and nutritional meals, the Nutritional Services Department offers counseling. Education Classes are available for prediabetes. MMC’s diabetes program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting their standards for education. A registered dietitian is an integral part of the Cardiac Rehab program offered through the hospital.
Registered Dietitians also provide one-to-one counseling for both hospital patients and outpatient clients who require medical nutritional therapy for disease such as diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease. They counsel for weight loss, allergies and other nutritional related areas. They also provide metabolic testing, which can assist patients by providing the tools necessary to maintain or lose weight. The primary goal of these sessions is to promote a supportive atmosphere to discuss the importance of good health through proper nutrition.
Through our dietitian outreach programs, nutritional counseling and services are available at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center, Red Cliff Community Health Center, Mellen Manor, and Northern Lights.
Appointments can be made by calling the Nutritional Services Department directly, although physician referrals are preferred. A fee is charged for outpatient counseling and nutritional classes.