food and nutrition
Good Samaritan Hospital’s Food and Nutrition Department provides nutritional assessment, education and counseling to inpatients and outpatients. We participate in a host of outreach programs designed to promote healthy lifestyles throughout the community.
Our certified staff welcomes you to call and schedule a consultation to learn new eating habits for:
- Managing diabetes
- Heart disease
- Cancer prevention or therapy
- Weight loss and maintenance
- Gastrointestinal disease
To offer you a varied diet, we provide menus from which you may order your meals for the following day. Each morning on your breakfast tray, you will find a menu consistent with the type of diet prescribed by your doctor. Complete the menu by placing a check next to the items you would like (remember to include appetizer, entree, vegetable, dessert and beverage) and leave the menu on your tray stand -- do not leave it on your tray. A nutrition assistant will pick up your completed menu after 9:00 a.m., review your selection to be sure it reflects your prescribed diet and, if necessary, arrange for a dietitian to meet with you. Kosher meals are available upon request.
Your meals are served between the following hours:
- Breakfast: 7:40 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
- Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
- Dinner: 4:15 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
If you have any questions during your stay, please contact the Nutrition Office at ext. 6041 between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Guest trays are available for visitors who would like to eat in the room with a patient. There is an additional charge for a guest tray and your visitor will need to pay the cafeteria cashier in advance. The cashier will then direct your visitor to the Nutrition Office where he or she can make a menu selection. Your visitor's tray will be delivered to your room at meal time.
frequently asked questions
What will I need to bring?
You must bring a referral from your physician. You will also need a copy of your most recent blood work results so that we may plan a proper diet for you.
Does the Food and Nutrition Department accept medical insurance?
Yes. We accept most major forms of insurance. You must confirm coverage with your carrier.
We are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact Paula Rivera, Food and Nutrition Department Secretary.
Visitors are welcome to use the hospital cafeteria located on the main floor behind the Dove Gift Shop. A variety of appetizing hot, cold and grilled entrees, sandwiches, a salad bar and an assortment of desserts are available daily.
The cafeteria is open as follows:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Holidays and Weekends
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A food vending service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the area adjacent to the cafeteria cashier.