Pemiscot Memorial Health System’s Dietary Department is located on the first floor next to the Rehabilitation Department. Dietary is staffed from 5:00 AM to 6:30PM.

The primary purpose of the Dietary Department is to provide a well-balanced, nutritionally adequate diet for each patient, following the orders of the physicians. Menus are planned in accordance an approved diet manual.

It is the aim of the department to serve a blend of home-cooked foods and ready prepared items that are characteristic of the region. Dietary also serves meals to visitors and employees through the cafeteria at breakfast and noon meals.

Staffing includes a registered dietitian, food service director, three supervisors and 21 staff.

Patient meals served daily may exceed 300, which includes inpatient, long term care, psychiatric units and guest trays. Employee meals average 100 meals daily.

The department dietitian provides inpatient and outpatient nutrition education by providing diet counseling when applicable.