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.
Upcoming Diabetes Events
Diabetes Day: Know Your Risks.
Tuesday March 24, 2015 is our 7th annual Diabetes Day; a free community event from 9am-1pm. For more information and to pre-register, call 412-777-6205.
• Health Screenings
• Cooking Demonstration with Taste Testing’s
• Educational Sessions
• Free Samples and Gift Card Raffles
• Vendor Booths with
• Diabetes Supplies and Services
To see a complete list of classes and programs offered by our Outpatient Nutrition Services, check out our Nutrition Brochure!
Living Well with Diabetes
Our program is designed to help empower the person with Type 1, Type 2, Gestational diabetes, or pre-diabetes to lead a healthier life. “Living Well with Diabetes” is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and offers self-management training through individual consultations, group education classes, and/or support groups. Daytime and evening appointments are available to fit your schedule. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of these visits. Please call (412) 777-6205 for more information.
Diabetes Support Group
This group meets throughout the year. It’s a place for people to share ideas and stories about life with diabetes. Each meeting, a short talk by a health professional helps to start the conversation about diabetic resources, coping strategies, medication, nutrition or exercise. This is a service offered free to the community, but please register by calling 412-777-6205.