The Dietary Services area provides a well-balanced, nutritional meal for each patient, following the orders of the physician. Menus are planned in accordance with the approved dietitian plan of the hospital.  The dietary department provides meals for both the hospital, nursing home and behavioral health patients.  The cafeteria has seating for 92 people. It is the aim of the department to serve a blend of home-cooked foods and ready-prepared heat & serve items that are characteristic of the south. Food is served in an attractive manner, as effectively as possible, at both safe and appetizing temperatures, following accepted practices.

The department makes every attempt possible to consider patients’ likes and dislikes. The dietary staff visit each patient and fills out a select menu daily. Dietary also provides meals to families and employees through the cafeteria. The Emanuel Medical Center Cafeteria is also open to the public and we extend an open invitation for you, our community, to join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You are welcome to dine in and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of our cafeteria or carry out is available for your convenience.

Other Services provided by the department include nutrition counseling for patients, residents, and staff, public catering for the nursing home, medical staff, board, and other special events, as well as snacks for the nursing home, emergency room, and patient floor.

Hours of operation

Breakfast  7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Lunch  11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dinner  5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.

Contact us

Director:  Lisha Lamb, Director of Dietary, CDM

Department Manager:  Brenidetta Gardner, Dietary Manager

Dietitian:  Pam Thompson, RDN, LD, NHA


Phone:  478-289-1100 or 478-289-1338