|The Windom Area Hospital Dietary Department strives to promote patient health and well being by providing quality nutrition and education. The dietary staff plans, prepares, and serves nutritious and appetizing food to hospital patients, staff & visitors. They also provide dietary education and serve as a resource for dietary concerns. A Dietician is also available for outpatient education by calling 831-0639. (A physician referral is required.) |
For new moms, the Dietary department features an OB Cafe. The OB Cafe allows patients to custom order food to their room at their convenience. The Dietary staff also presents the new mom with an OB Gift Pack, which has replaced the Celebration Meal sponsored by the Windom Area Hospital Auxiliary.
For more information on available dietary services, please contact the Dietary Department at 507-831-0639
The cafeteria is open to the public for a la carte food service from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., seven days a week. Hot breakfast entrees are available from 6:30 to 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Breakfast pastries are available from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. all week. Cold food, such as sandwiches, desserts, yogurts, and salads are available throughout cafeteria operating hours. In addition, menu items such as hot entrees and soup are available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch, and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for supper. Complimentary water, coffee, toast and condiments are available 24 hours a day. A microwave is also available. Vending machines are located in the front lobby and OB Family room areas.
Meal selections will be provided based on the patient’s medical and nutritional needs. Meals served on the day of admission will be selected by staff. Thereafter, patients will receive a menu that allows selection of some menu options for the following day. The nursing staff should approve any food brought into the hospital for patients, to ensure it meets the patient’s dietary needs.
Meal Time Served
Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
Special Dietary Needs
Upon admission to the hospital, make your nurse aware of any food allergies or any other special dietary needs you have.
Guest tray(s) may be ordered through the Dietary Department in the Cafeteria. Those unable to get to the cafeteria can make arrangements through the nursing staff.
Care Provider Meals
A complimentary meal tray will be provided at each meal to anyone assisting with the care of a pediatric patient, handicapped patient, confused or agitated patient, or a family member staying with a transitioning (terminally ill)patient.