Food and Nutrition Services Department

The Food and Nutrition Services Department combines the related functions of clinical nutrition and food services.

Food Services

The Food Services staff works very closely with the registered dietitians to offer attractive, nutritionally adequate and satisfying menus. Food Services provides meals and snacks for patients, staff, guests and visitors. The staff takes great care to prepare and expedite the appropriate physician-ordered diet order for patients. In addition to hospital patients, meals are served to Wildflower Court and Rainforest Recovery Center.

Therapeutic diets for patients

The public is welcome at the Bartlett Cafe, which has a posted weekly menu and is open daily. Patrons may choose from a varied selection of hot and cold items for lunch and dinner, including daily and weekly specials and a salad bar, or a continental breakfast, to eat in or take out. Soups made fresh daily are available all afternoon, and a limited selection of items may be purchased throughout the day.

Cafeteria Hours:

  • Breakfast (Continental): 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We offer catering services for hospital-related and medical staff functions.

Food Services Supervisors:

  • Debbie Gleaton 796-8407
  • Felipe Ogoy 796-8453

“Our staff takes pride in what they do. They understand how important good food and great customer service are in the hospital.” — Linda Wild, manager

Nutrition Services

Bartlett’s registered dietitians (RDs) are licensed by the State of Alaska to provide clinical nutrition services to hospital patients, Wildflower Court, Rainforest Recovery Center, Reifenstein Dialysis Center and members of the community.

Dietitians work closely with physicians, nurses and other professional staff to meet a person’s nutritional needs. All newly-admitted hospital patients are screened for nutritional risk and offered nutrition education as indicated.

The department provides nutritional assistance for medical conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Wounds and skeletal injuries
  • Food allergies
  • Kidney disease

The outpatient nutritional counseling program focuses on helping individuals learn to make healthy food choices and lifestyle changes. Weight management, sports nutrition and eating disorders counseling is also available. A physician referral is not required for individual outpatient nutrition counseling.

To contact a registered dietitian:

  • Kari L. Natwick, RD, LD: (907) 796-8691
  • Annette Coyle, RD, LD: (907) 796-8609

Office Hours: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

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