The dietary staff is a valuable asset for Lake Martin Community Hospital. The long-term, friendly staff is dedicated to nourishing both the body and soul. The lady chefs provide meals for the patients, staff, and the public. Meals are carefully planned and prepared and can also be altered to accommodate special diet needs. Come join us for an incredibly satisfying culinary experience in our newly renovated dining room, aka "Julie's Cafe." Discover for yourself why Lake Martin Community Hospital has a distinguished reputation for providing excellent food service!
Julie came to the hospital as a consultant in 2008 and was eventually hired full time in February 2010. Her impressive professional background includes a B.S. in Nutrition, Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics from the University of Alabama, 1989; worked in a hospital clinical setting at DCH Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, AL, 1989; provided extensive work with the Head Start program in Port St. Lucie, FL, 2006; taught college-level in-class and online high school students basic nutrition at the Indian River Community College in Stuart, FL, 2005-2007; and consulted at several nursing homes in Port St. Lucie and Stuart, FL, 2005-2007.
Among Julie's greatest assets is her constant desire for improving on the quality and versatility of the menus; her constant evaluation of the nutritional value of every meal; her close attention to the customer's requests, and her ever-obvious, beautiful and engaging smile. "When we plan our menus, we really work hard on the appearance (presentation), texture and, of course, the taste of each selection," said Julie. "Some days are better than others - take today for instance," she noted. "We had comments from our customers stating that they hated the menu today because we had too many good things to choose from," smiled Julie. "And that is a great problem for us," she added.
If you happen to be a newcomer to the area or are just curious about the truth to this story, please come by and visit us for lunch. I promise you will leave with a remarkably unforgettable and pleasant memory with a satisfying feeling in your tummy. If you happen to be a regular customer of ours; well, you have already seen the changes, sampled her wares and shown us your big, "toothy" grin. -- Carl Holcomb, Lab Director, LMCH