For inpatients at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), a registered dietitian monitors nutrition needs. Each patient’s menu is based on his or her specific nutrition needs and any special dietary concerns such as diabetes or food allergies. A dietitian is also available to answer any nutrition questions.
Our kitchen is open every day from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Meals are provided through a room-service style of dining. Based on diet restrictions, patients receive a restaurant-style menu upon arrival. From this menu, each patient has the choice to order meals as desired. We strive to do everything we can to fulfill special needs and other requests. View our general patient menu.
HCI also has two restaurants for guests to enjoy. The Point Bistro, located on the sixth floor of the hospital, is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Point Restaurant, located on the sixth floor of the institute, is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Outpatients at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) may meet with a dietitian as part of our team approach to patient health and wellness. Dietitians can help plan meals based on cancer type and can address nutrition concerns related to treatment side effects.
Dietitians can address the following:
- Nausea and vomiting management
- Weight management
- Diarrhea and constipation management
- Suggestions for improving appetite
- Tips for managing difficulty with swallowing or eating
- Nutrition for bone health
- Guidelines for nutrition supplements and antioxidant use during cancer treatment
This service is provided through the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness-Survivorship Center. To schedule an appointment, please call 801-587-4585 or visit us on the first floor of the HCI.
Blood and marrow transplant (BMT) patients receive counseling through the BMT Clinic. For appointments, multiple myeloma patients call 801-587-4471. All other BMT patients call 801-587-4742.