Food and Nutrition Services
Golden Valley Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer hotel-style room service to our patients. And our patients love it! Adequate nutrition is essential for a patient's treatment and recovery. Room service hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Breakfast is available anytime during these hours. Patients eat better when they can order what they want to eat and when they want to. We offer a wide variety of modified diets and textures that are personally prescribed by the patient's physician. Our trained call center staff are friendly and able to work with you to meet your needs. When you call, inform them of any food allergies, intolerances, or special needs. Family may order on behalf of a patient by calling our direct line at ext. 6330. Check out our Room Service Menu (PDF).
Our Cafe, located on the ground floor, is open Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and supper. The Cafe menu and hours are posted outside the cafe entrance, or you may call extension 6011 from the patient's room phone to hear a pre-recorded message. A variety of hot and cold foods are available for grab'n'go or you may choose from a hot steam table meal or grill/fryer foods cooked to order. Snacks and beverages are also available. Debit cards, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. For your convenience, vending services are located throughout the hospital and feature hot and cold drinks, chips, candy, and packaged meals.
Guests may also choose to purchase foods from the patient's room service menu. Directions are found on the front of the patient's menu. For parents staying with a child fifteen years or younger, one free room service tray is provided per meal.
Medical Nutritional Therapy
A licensed, registered dietitian is also available to answer questions about food, diet or possible food-drug interactions. For in-depth nutrition therapy/counseling, your physician may refer you to a dietitian.
We can make a difference
Medical nutrition therapy, previously known as Nutrition Counseling Services, is designed to assist you with the management of your dietary needs and with making intelligent decisions regarding food and lifestyle choices that affect your health.
What we provide
We offer recommendations based on current scientific evidence, medical expertise and established professional protocol, including:
- Diet education with emphasis on practical tips and application
- Individualized meal plan
- Sample menu and snack ideas
- Goal setting opportunities
- Continued support based on your needs and progress
How to get started
A physician referral is required. Your physician's office will schedule your appointment.
- The initial visit usually last at least one hour, during which a medical and diet history will be obtained. Your nutritional requirements and needs will be determined. A meal plan will be developed as well as instruction on implementation of your plan. Follow-up sessions are approximately 30 minutes and are scheduled as needed.
- Costs: Medical nutrition therapy costs are covered by most insurances. Please check with your insurance provider, for authorization prior to your first visit. Medicare coverage has been established for those with diabetes and renal failure.
- Your visits may be covered under your employer's cafeteria plan. Visits may also be tax--deductible. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.
Preparing for your visit
To prepare for your first visit, please bring:
- List of your current medications
- Copy of current lab result reports, if available
- List of any vitamins, minerals or herbal products being used
- List of any food allergies
Plan for success
- Actively participate in your care
- Complete weekly food records
- Set personal goals
- Incorporate exercise
- Keep follow-up appointments
Discover the measurable difference that a registered dietitian can make. Join those who have experienced:
- Attainment of their weight loss goals
- Control of blood sugars
- Lowering of Hemaglobin A1C levels
- Reducing blood pressure
- Reducing cholesterol levels
For appointment, call 660.890.7095.
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