Our Nutritional Services at St. Anthony Med Center is integral to providing comprehensive care within our medical center, catering to a 30-bed facility and supporting a dedicated staff of over 50 professionals. This division is not only responsible for the hospital’s food services but also extends its offerings to visitors and manages the catering needs for various hospital and community gatherings throughout the year.
The Role of Nutrition in Health Management
Nutrition is a pivotal component of both patient care and recovery processes. Our team of Certified Nutrition Specialists collaborates closely with medical staff to ensure the dietary needs of all patients are met throughout their hospital stay. These specialists monitor patient nutrition, manage specialized diets, and conduct educational sessions on nutritional practices.
Certified Nutrition Specialists
Our specialists are highly trained in dietary management, focusing on evaluating patients to pinpoint those at risk of malnutrition. They formulate tailored nutritional plans in conjunction with physicians and make regular visits to monitor patient meal intake. Prior to a patient’s discharge, our nutritionists provide in-depth guidance on maintaining diets recommended by healthcare providers. Each specialist is certified, holding at least a bachelor’s degree in dietetics or nutrition science, along with certification from a recognized national board.
We are proud to offer a personalized room service experience for our patients, mirroring a hotel’s room service with the added benefit of meals prepared to suit specific dietary needs. Leveraging advanced CBORD® technology, we ensure that each meal order adheres strictly to the dietary restrictions prescribed by the patient’s physician, including any allergies. Patients can place orders with our dietary representatives, who assist in making appropriate menu selections.
Remote Care Program
Our medical center has introduced a Remote Care Program, designed to enhance patient care beyond the confines of our facilities. This program operates in collaboration with Trust pharmacy, a key partner in providing comprehensive pharmaceutical services directly to your home. Through this initiative, patients receive personalized consultations and access to necessary medications with the convenience of express delivery.
Program Features and Services
- Consultations: Patients can benefit from private consultations with pharmacists from USA Pharmacy. These consultations aim to review and manage medications, ensuring optimal treatment outcomes.
- Express Medication Delivery: Understanding the importance of timely access to medications, the program offers express delivery services. This ensures that patients receive their prescribed medications promptly, directly to their doorstep.
- Integrated Care Coordination: Our medical center works closely with USA Pharmacy to ensure a seamless care experience. This partnership allows for direct communication between your healthcare providers and the pharmacy, facilitating the coordination of your medication plan and care needs.
- Access to a Wide Range of Products: Patients have access to an extensive inventory of medications, including specialty and over-the-counter options. This variety ensures that patients’ specific health needs are met efficiently.
How the Program Works
Patients enrolled in the Remote Care Program will have their prescriptions sent directly from their healthcare provider to Trust Pharmacy. After a consultation, medications are prepared and shipped via express delivery. Throughout this process, patients have the support of both the pharmacy and our medical center’s staff to address any questions or concerns.
Benefits of the Program
This initiative is designed to streamline the process of obtaining necessary medications, reduce the burden on patients to physically retrieve their prescriptions, and ensure that ongoing medication management is as convenient and effective as possible. By leveraging the expertise of Trustpharmacy.shop and the support of our medical center, we aim to provide a holistic approach to patient care that extends beyond traditional healthcare settings.
Visitor and Staff Dining
Our on-site restaurant, The Green Spoon, serves both visitors and hospital staff seven days a week. Located at the heart of the hospital, it offers a variety of dining options, including hot meals, salads, and custom-made sandwiches. For those preferring the outdoors, we provide dining areas on our garden patios.
- The Green Spoon Deli: Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., offering a selection of sandwiches, salads, and desserts.
- Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., extended to 12:30 p.m. on weekends.
- Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This unique structure of our Nutritional Services ensures that we meet the dietary needs of our patients, staff, and visitors, reinforcing our commitment to promoting health and wellness within our community.