Ohio Valley Hospital’s Nutrition Services Department offers patients medical nutrition therapy to help aid and speed their recovery process. Our goal is to serve great-tasting meals that provide each patient with the proper nutrition for his/her condition.
Our hostess will visit each patient daily to review tasty menu options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hostess is patient-focused, well-versed on menu selections, and works in concert with the hospital’s Registered Dietitian to assure that patients are offered food choices that will meet their nutritional needs.
Each patient admitted to OVH is screened for nutritional risk. When a patient is flagged for nutritional risk, a Registered Dietitian will be assigned to visit within 24 hours to complete a more detailed assessment and prescribe a plan of action that may include diet education, diet modification, supplementation of diet, or the use of alternative forms of nutrition support. Patients suffering from diet-related, long-term illnesses like diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, or cancer are often referred to outpatient services following discharge from the hospital.
Nutrition Services for Outpatients
Ohio Valley Hospital offers Nutrition Counseling Services on an outpatient basis for the following:
|• Kidney Disease||• Bariatric Surgery||• Sports Nutrition|
|• Gastrointestinal Disorders||• Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes||• Pregnancy and Lactation|
|• Cardiac-Related Disorders||• Eating Disorders||• Pediatric Nutrition|
|• Hypertension||• Preventative Nutrition||• Weight Management|
Most nutritional services for outpatients require a doctor’s order and are covered by most health insurances providers.
For more information on outpatient services, call (412) 777-6205. Please see our Programs and Events section for more on Diabetes-specific events!
To see a complete list of classes and programs offered by our Outpatient Nutrition Services, click on our brochure below: