Meals and Nutrition Services
We know that meal service is an important part of your hospital experience. This is why we launched our new Hostess Program that allows us to give more individualized attention to our patients.
To help make your stay with us as pleasant as possible, we offer a varied menu from which you can make meal selections. Each day, a member of the nutrition services team will visit to help you with your menu selections. We can often accommodate special requests, so feel free to let us know if there is something you’d prefer that is not on the menu.
In addition to our normal patient menu, we have many additional menu items available from our cafeteria. If your diet allows, we will offer these additional choices to you.
Your doctor may place you on a special diet during your hospital stay. If so, you will receive a special menu that corresponds with your diet. If you are on a special diet, please ask your visitors not to bring food or snacks.
If your doctor advises long-term changes in diet, our dietician will explain them to you and give you information to help you succeed in making theses changes after you go home.
Our outpatient dietician can also provide nutritional counseling after you go home to help you adjust to long-term diet changes. There is a fee for this service. To schedule an appointment, dial extension 8233 from inside the hospital, or call 410-535-8233 or 301-855-1012 ext. 8233 from outside the hospital.
Guest meals from the regular daily menu are available upon request for family members or friends who wish to eat in the patient’s room. Meals must be paid for in advance in the cafeteria. Contact the nutrition services department at extension 8147.