Clarinda Regional Health Center’s dietitian service includes assessing inpatients who are at nutritional risk, providing medical nutrition therapy for outpatient clinics at CRHC, providing consultation services with local long-term care facilities, wellness counseling, weight management counseling, as well as diabetes counseling.
Working with Inpatients
All acute care patients found to be at nutritional risk and all skilled patients are assessed by the dietitian in a timely fashion. Care is coordinated with the health care team and regular follow up visits are conducted to monitor a patient’s progress.
Working with Outpatients
Outpatient visits are arranged through a doctor’s referral. Once the dietitian receives a consult, she will call to set-up an appointment time. Outpatients should check-in at the main lobby reception/admissions desk.
One-one-one consults with the dietitian may cover topics such as:
- Weight management
- Heart Disease
- Lactose Intolerance
- Decrease in Appetite
- Celiac Disease
CRHC’s full-time registered licensed dietitian is Molly Gilmore, MSEd, RD, LD. Molly works with various departments within the hospital as well as external organizations to provide nutritional expertise.
CRHC also employs dietitian Melisa Baier, RD, LD, and Emily Furst, RD, LD. Melisa works with Jamie Woods, RN, Diabetes Education Coordinator with the “Diabetes & Me” program. Emily manages the Dietary Department and works with Cardiopulmonary Rehab patients.
“Diabetes and Me” Self-Management Class
The “Diabetes and Me” program is a 10-hour self-management program accredited by the State of Iowa and recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The program is designed to assist persons with diabetes to maintain an active lifestyle and prevent complications of diabetes.
Ask your physician or healthcare provider for a referral to this program.