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Andy PattersonAndy Patterson – Head Chef
Andy PattersonAndy Patterson – Head Chef

HRMC's Nutrition and Dietary Services are dedicated to providing patients, staff, and visitors of the hospital with nutritional service. The role of the Nutrition and Dietary Department, as members of the care team, is to integrate clinical nutrition services with delicious food and hospitable service for patients and staff.

The Nutrition and Dietary staff includes a Registered Dietitian, a certified Dietary Manager, and ServSafe® personnel.

Good nutrition is an essential part of staying healthy. HRMC's Nutrition and Dietary Department helps patients learn how to maintain strength while undergoing procedures or during an illness with the counsel of our dietitian.

A dietitian is available to all patients for dietetic counseling and can help patients with the following:

Identify nutritional needs
Address specific eating problems that may arise
Individualize meal plans to patient's specific needs
Help patients sort through and understand the large quantity of nutritional information available and identify what may be helpful or harmful for their special needs.

Following a well balanced diet and maintaining your proper weight can help:

Maintain Strength
Improve tolerance of treatments
Decrease infection
Decrease adverse side effects
Protect the body's previous nutrient


The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) service offered at Hampton Regional Medical Center has been accredited as a Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) through the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). The program equips people with diabetes with information they need to successfully manage their diabetes and help reduce the risk for developing long-term complications. Speak with your practitioner about referring you to begin DSMES classes today! If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call the DSMES program at (803) 943-1290