In the hospital, good nutrition is vital to the healing process. Dietitians follow patients throughout their hospital stay to ensure adequate nutrition and to provide diet education. In the critical care setting, Dietitians also assist physicians in managing nutrition support.
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Registered Dietitians care for both inpatients and outpatients. The dietitian counsels patients on how to manage chronic diseases and/or weight issues through improved food choices. For example, Registered Dietitians collaborate with the diabetes center to provide education in individual or group settings. Dietitians also provide services to the community through consulting, health fairs and other speaking engagements.
Why St. Luke's
"St. Luke’s offers a unique working experience for dietitians. The variety keeps the work challenging and exciting. My co-workers are exceptional and believe in the patient-centered environment.”
Judy Held, Registered Dietitian
Why are nutrition services important at St. Luke’s? Dietitians act as part of the interdisciplinary team to advocate for the patient’s nutrition status and to assist with the development of relevant policies and procedures. While food is an important part of everyone’s life, a Registered Dietitian can help explain how nutrition impacts overall health. Make a difference in the lives of our patients and the community, join our team.