The Food and Nutrition Services department provides food service for hospital inpatients, employees and visitors. In addition, the staff of clinical dietitians performs extensive clinical nutrition services.
Clinical nutrition services include the following: assessment and care-planning for critically ill patients, instructing inpatients on diet modification and recommending formulas for patients who require tube feeding. Registered, licensed dietitians are also involved in providing total parenteral nutrition, an intravenous method of feeding patients high levels of nutrients. Outpatient nutrition counseling is available to the Weiss community.
Meal service for hospital inpatients begins with breakfast at 7:00 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and dinner at 5:00 p.m. Between meal services are available by request.
The hospital cafeteria provides meal service to employees and visitors. The hours of service are as follows:
- Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Grill open from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
- Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Vending is available 24 hours/7 days a week.
Catering service is available for various functions held at the hospital. Questions regarding catering and/or the cafeteria can be directed to (773) 564-4918. For nutrition related questions, call (773) 564-5920.