Queenie Wong, Registered Dietitian
The Nutrition Services Department prepares meals for inpatient care areas, outpatients in Ambulatory Services, hospital visitors and staff, hospital meetings and functions,and for various community events.
They supply food and beverages to kitchens in the patient care areas, making snacks available to patients 24 hours a day. They also supply ER and Doctor's lounges with food and beverages, making snacks and light meals available to Doctors 24 hours a day.
They provide individual room service meals, and room service guest meals, to patients in Women's Health and Ambulatory Services.
Auxiliary volunteers are instumental to the operation of the Nutrition Services Department. They deliver meals and snacks to patients daily, and they are invaluable in providing excellent service and care to our patients.
A Certified Dietary Manager oversees and implements all inpatient and outpatient diet instructions as ordered by the physicians.
A registered Dietician is on staff and works with the Nutrition Services Department, and physicians, to provide special diet plans for patients. The Dietician designs and plans all the patient menus. The Dietician educates patients, and their families, about nutrition via both individual counseling and group classes.
For Information: Queenie Wong, Registered Dietitian, 620-252-1645
Diabetes is a chronic disorder that affects approximately 18 million people in the United States. However, one in every three people with diabetes do not know they have the disease. Diabetes prevents the body from manufacturing or properly using insulin, which is necessary for converting food into energy. When the body cannot produce enough insulin, blood sugar levels rise. Elevated blood sugar levels over time can lead to serious complications, such as blindness, heart disease, stroke, amputation, nerve and kidney damage and circulatory problems.
Through education and self-management of diabetes, those with diabetes can prevent serious health problems, learn to adopt a healthier lifestyle and improve their quality of life.
The diabetes education team at CRMC includes your physician, registered nurses, and registered dietitians. This team of professionals will work with you and your family to help you manage this disease safely and effectively.Self Management Program:
The Diabetes Self-Management Program at CRMC is committed to improving your health as you learn to live with diabetes. The focus of diabetes education at CRMC is on teaching you and family members how to self-manage your disease. This includes:
The goal of the program is to help you live with diabetes and prevent serious complications.Counseling Services:
CRMC has a Registered Dietitian who can provide one-on-one counseling with you. If you are interested in this, please discuss it with your physician. A physician order from your doctor is necessary for this type of service.
Different cancer treatments can cause different kinds of problems that may make it hard for you to eat or drink. Side effects from radiation treatment or chemotherapy can happen during treatment while others may not happen until some time after treatment. If you have side effects, ask your doctor, nurse, or other health care professional whether medicines, a change in diet, anything else can help you manage the side effects. A weakened immune system is also a concern when undergoing cancer treatment, and your body may not be able to protect itself very well. Certain foods may need to be avoided if they are likely to have high levels of bacteria. The Dietitian is available for patients of Dr. Ogundipe and Dr. Powell on their clinic days.
A well balanced diet is essential, especially if you are recovering from heart surgery. Anyone who has been diagnosed with cardiac problems should learn to eat a diet that is rich in nutrients and low in fat. Eating a heart healthy diet will make you feel much better and will help you live a longer life. It will be challenging to learn new ways of cooking and eating. You just have to learn a few different habits when it comes to grocery shopping and cooking your foods. The Dietitian is available for patients of Dr. Mehrle on his clinic days.
CRMC's Registered Dietitian can help patients learn how to manage their illness with proper diet. Talk to your doctor to see if nutritional counseling would be right for you.
A physician order from your doctor is necessary for this service. Counseling is also available for: