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Dietary Services

The Food Service Department, supervised by a Certified Food Service manager, assistant manager and Registered Dietician are here to serve you and make your stay a great food service experience.

Like any aspect of treatment, your diet is an important part of your therapy. An attractive meal is provided for you three times a day, based on your physician's direction. You will be offered a variety of selections for balanced nutrition, as well as for personal taste and enjoyment. If you are on a restricted diet, our staff will do all they can to provide you with your food preferences.

During the morning "Breakfast A La Carte" service, fresh breakfast items are served by a hospitality assistant right when you order from the food service department. You can choose from a hot sandwich, fresh fruit, muffin, hot or cold cereal, and beverage. A hospitality assistant will also come to your room to take your menu order for lunch and dinner.

Therapeutic meal times are 7:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 8 p.m. snacks are provided for our diabetic patients and for all of our acute care patients.

Our dietician is available to provide you with instruction on your doctor ordered diet.


  • Skilled Nursing Unit residents enjoy a daily luncheon and dinner buffet.
  • A guest meal tray for visitors may be ordered through the nursing unit receptionist or your nurse. There is a charge for the guest tray.
  • Memory Meals - a special meal for new parents.
  • Happy Day Program - a special event for Skilled Nursing Unit residents who are celebrating a birthday.
  • Visitors are welcome to use the hospital cafeteria located on the first floor.

CAFETERIA HOURS - Monday through Friday. Located on the first floor.

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Full service Breakfast

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Lunch served with a nice variety of hot food items and our Outtakes -
to include salad and sandwiches to go.


For your convenience, vending machines are located adjacent to the lobby toward the Skilled Nursing Unit on the 2nd floor of the hospital. Sandwiches, snacks and cold drinks are available.

Ali Valentine, R.D., L.D.N. - Clinical Nutrition Manager
Ali is the chief Clinical Dietitian at Memorial Hospital. Ali provides nutrition support for hospitalized patients as well as residents of the Skilled Nursing Unit. Ali is also responsible for menu formulation and works closely with the food service staff to ensure that meal items are provided appropriately for each patient's specific, physician ordered diet. Patient nutrition education, on an inpatient basis, is also provided by Ali when indicated.
Ali can be contacted at 570-268-2525.