Food and Nutrition Services
Proper nutrition can be as crucial to your health as the right therapy or medication. In fact, food can play such an important role in your recovery that your diet is personally prescribed by your physician and carefully planned by a registered dietitian. All patients receive a menu listing several approved selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Centinela Hospital Medical Center is committed to providing excellent, patient-focused nutritional care to all patients by a comprehensive staff of registered and licensed dietitians and dietetic technicians who provide nutritional screenings, assessments and education based on the established patient care plan. The Dietitians are part of the Interdisciplinary Medical team and take part in daily rounds and provide nutritional recommendations to the medical staff as well as ongoing nutrition education to both the patients and the hospital staff.
The Food and Nutrition Services Team is dedicated to providing nutritious and delicious meals along with excellent customer service through the meal delivery system. Breakfast is usually served by a health team member between 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Lunch is served between Noon and 12:30 p.m. Dinner arrives between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Snacks are available upon request and are served at 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for patients on unrestricted diets. Guest trays are also available upon request. Patients are encouraged to ask their dietitian questions regarding meals and nutritional needs.