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Dietary Services

Dietary Services

Van Buren County Hospital Dietary Department provides the following services to our guests:

  1. Consulting Dietician – Provides nutritional counseling by appointment to our outpatients.  For an appointment, contact Outreach Scheduling at 319-293-3171, ext. 1159.  Our consulting dietician also assists the Diabetic Awareness Group with programs to meet the members' nutritional needs. 
  2. Patient visitors may order guest meal trays for a small fee.  To order, speak with a representative of the nursing department or call 1243 no later than 1 hour before the serving time of the desired meal.  (Pediatric patients receive one guest tray per meal for a caregiver free of charge!)
  3. Each of the inpatients at Van Buren County Hospital receives a nutritional assessment by a representative of the nursing department.  The needs of the patients are further evaluated by the Dietary Manager.  If patients have nutritional needs, they are referred to the Dietician.
  4. Our consulting registered dietician evaluates all skilled care patients on a weekly basis.  Primary care unit residents are screened once a month.
  5. We pride ourselves in serving each of our guests delicious and nutritional meals; patient meals are prepared according to an approved menu and in accordance with the provider’s orders.


If you speak another language, assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-319-293-8709