Dietary and Food Services
- Created: 08-12-08
The mission of the Lompoc Healthcare District's Dietary Department is to offer appetizing, nutritious foods, efficiently prepared & served under sanitary conditions & at appropriate temperatures. Emphasis is placed on accommodating patient/resident likes and dislikes while taking their special dietary needs & cultural backgrounds into consideration.
Scope of Service
The District Dietary Department provides food service to all patients, residents, staff and visitors at LHD. Patient/ Resident nutritional needs are assessed by visitation from Dietary Aides/Dietary Supervisor, and/or by the R.D.
The scope and complexity of Patient/Resident care needs which are provided by the R.D. include complete nutritional assessment including B.E.E., optimal caloric intake, fluid needs, and nutritional implications of selected laboratory tests. Staffing in the Dietary Department is available 5:30 am to 7:30 pm at the acute, and 5:30 am to 9:00 pm at the CCC.
After hours prepared food is available to staff. The level of care or services provided by this department meet our patient/resident needs by complying with nutritional and departmental policies.
Standards and practice guidelines utilized by the department include safety, sanitation & infection control, preventative maintenance, Title 22 regulations, JCAHO guidelines, HCFA/OBRA regulations, the ADA Manual of Clinical Dietetics ? Fourth Edition (Acute), and Nutritional Therapy Diet Manual for Long-term Care Facilities Healthcare Management Composite (CCC).
The Hickory Street Cafe also offers on and off premise catering. From B.B.Q.s to gourmet sit down dinners to cakes professionally decorated for every occasion!
Telephone: (805) 737-3341