The new online service offers a variety of meal options for patients and provides them with nutritional information by connecting the user’s device to Riverside’s nutrition system. The self-service meal ordering system is said to allow both patients and their loved ones to control part of their hospital experience by learning how meal choices impact their wellness.
“The introduction of the CBORD Patient app continues our goal of providing comfort, care, and convenience to our patients and their loved ones,” said Adria Vanhoozier, president of Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg. “We are always thinking of ways to extend care to fit the unique needs of Williamsburg. As a strong retiree community, we recognize that loved ones may not always live nearby. Through the CBORD app, we provide another, simple way to show support and deepen the connection between care and community.”
The CBORD Patient app is available for free and can be used by patients who are admitted to Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg. The app runs on both iOS (iPhone) and Android devices and can be found on both app stores.
“We are excited to offer this new technology to our patients and their loved ones as a way to give them choice in their nutrition needs while also educating them on the importance of diet in the recovery process,” said Toni Watkins, system director of food, nutrition, & environmental services. “The addition of this app as a tool places the p[ower of choice in the patients’ hands while simultaneously providing loved ones with the opportunity to offer a sign of support that plays an integral role in the recovery process.”
While using the app and the food ordering service, only foods that are appropriate to a patient’s current diet are displayed, and there are controls in place to limit the number of choices based on the patient’s nutritional information.
For more information about Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg, please visit its website.