|Nutrition and Food Services|
Good Samaritan Nutrition Department staffs experienced clinical dietitians that are registered with the American Dietetic Association and certified by New York state. Nutrition services are available for outpatients as well as inpatients.
For an outpatient, the Eat Right Counseling Center provides one-to-one nutrition counseling. Many health insurance providers cover the cost for obesity/weight loss, malnutrition, coronary artery disease, hypertensions, gastric bypass, pediatric conditions, oncology and for many individuals who wish to improve their nutrition status. These sessions include nutrition assessment, evaluation, diet education, personalized meal planning and food preparation ideas.
The Eat Right Counseling center also provides community education programs for adults and children, as well as support groups for diabetic adults and children.
For more information, call Nutrition Services at (631) 376-4064.
For inpatients, the Nutrition and Food Service Department will provide you with nutrition support and healthy meals during your stay at the Medical Center.
In accordance with the standard of care of the Department of Nutrition and Food Service, all patients are screened for nutrition risk within 24 hours of admission. The dietitian will then complete a nutrition assessment for at risk patients within 48 hours of screening. During the assessment and subsequent reassessment, a patient’s past medical history and current medical situation is evaluated. Each morning medical interdisciplinary rounds are performed to help identify patients in need of nutrition support and/or education. Dietitians also monitor critically ill patients who require enteral or intravenous feedings and provide support to patients at nutritional risk through education and/or intervention to improve their nutrition status.
Our registered dietitians and dietetic technicians will be available to discuss your specific dietary needs and to provide you with nutrition education as needed. Please feel free to request a consult from our clinical nutrition staff if you have any questions or concerns during your hospitalization.
Room Service Program
I am pleased to inform you that as of September 4, 2013, the Nutritional Services Department at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center implemented a Room Service Program. Our Room Service program has been specially designed to offer you an extraordinary patient experience. Our goal is to provide you with healthy, fresh meals created by our Executive Chef, approved by our Registered Dietitians, and prepared by our food service professionals.
Currently, our food service system requires that you choose your meal 24-hours prior to meal service. Our new Room Service program will allow you to call 3463 (DINE) to order what you want, when you want it, between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. When placing your order, you may be asked to change your selection to be sure the food you select is allowed on your diet. Our Call Center staff will be specially trained to ensure that you only receive food compliant with the diet your doctor has ordered for you.
Our goal is to exceed your expectations. If we are not exceeding your expectations, pleasel contact us at 376-3463 (DINE) right away to let us know how we may improve your experience.