Inpatient Nutrition Services
Nutrition in the Hospital
Good nutrition is important for every patient’s treatment, recovery and overall health maintenance. Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians at the University of Washington Medical Center are vital members of the patient care team who assure patient’s nutrition needs are met through counseling on oral intake and providing expertise on parenteral nutrition or tube feeding support when necessary.
Registered Dietitians (RD) are experts in nutrition science who bring practical solutions for healthy living to our patients every day. Our RDs have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, or public health and are licensed by the State of Washington to practice medical nutrition therapy. They are trained to address nutrition needs of patients in the critical care setting.
Dietetic Technicians are trained nutrition practitioners who work closely with the dietitians. They have degrees from accredited colleges and universities. Their role is to develop nutritional care plans for the patients identified at moderate nutritional risk.
The Center Dining Room Service
We are pleased to offer room service dining to patients staying at UWMC. We are dedicated to providing an excellent dining experience by producing high quality, freshly prepared foods in a timely manner, according to specific dietary needs. Our team of experts meets regularly to review the menu for health and wellness. You will find a variety of local and organic selections on your room service menu. Your menu will provide a selection of healthy choices that are based on the diet your physician has ordered for you. With room service dining, you may choose the foods that are most appropriate and appetizing to you and receive them at times when you want to eat. Our courteous and knowledgeable staff is committed to quality patient care and meeting your needs. If we can make your experience more positive and gratifying, please speak with your dietitian, diet technician, or ambassador for assistance.