Support Services

Several departments within the hospital help the daily flow of operation. The support services help take care of our patients in different capacities.

Food and Nutritional Services

Food and Nutritional Services includes patient food services, cafeteria, catering and Medical Nutrition Therapy.    Food Services Food  Services are provided to inpatients and outpatients, as appropriate, from pediatrics to geriatrics. This includes the following:  three well-balanced meals a day plus nourishments for patients, a cafeteria serving a full breakfast and lunch and a limited dinner to personnel and guests of the hospital, guest/parent meals served to patient rooms, meals or refreshments for meetings and other special functions and  carry-out food or meals.

Our tray delivery staff  have daily contact with patients while passing out meal trays. During these interactive times, patients can discuss their preferences and any concerns or questions they may have about their care. If FNS staff is unable to assist, the concern or question is forwarded to the appropriate professional.  

Special requests are honored as they are appropriate to the diet order, as are religious and cultural preferences. 

HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICES

Health Information Services hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The office’s main number is 662-256-6213.  

The following services are provided by Health Information Services:
  • Maintain discharged inpatient, outpatient, Emergency Room, and outpatient surgery records in a centralized location.
  • Provide copies of patient records to patients, other health institutions, and physicians for continuity of care; insurance companies for payment of bill; and other entities as requested by the patient.
  • Assign codes to diagnoses which are utilized for billing purposes, research, and statistics.
  • Complete birth certificates and submitting to the Mississippi State Board of Health.
  • Complete death certificates and submitting to the appropriate funeral home.  

Patients requesting a copy of his/her medical records should dial 662-256-6213.  The name, date of birth, social security number, contact number and date needed are required when requesting records.  The patient must provide photo ID and sign an authorization form before the records will be released.   

If you have any questions or concerns about a birth certificate prior to giving birth, please contact the number above.  

Medical Nutrition Therapy

A Licensed, Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Diabetes Educator is on staff to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy. This includes inpatient and outpatient nutrition education, screening/ assessment of inpatients for nutritional risk factors and providing appropriate nutritional intervention to assist with healing and recovery. Nutrition information and education services for the community and civic organizations are also provided as requested. Outpatient Nutritional Counseling is an individualized education session provided by the RD. Our RD will work closely with you to develop a personalized diet to meet your goals. Medicare covers diabetes diet education as do many insurance plans. You will need a physician’s referral for private counseling if you want your insurance to capture the cost. Common reasons for outpatient medical nutrition therapy or counseling include diabetes, weight control, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglycerides, kidney disease, and gastrointestinal problems. The department operates between the hours of 5AM and 7:30 PM daily. For additional information, please dial 256-6235.
 

Pharmacy Department

The Department of Pharmacy strives to provide high quality pharmaceutical care in order to ensure positive drug therapy outcomes for our patients. The department consists of pharmacists equipped with expert knowledge in managing drug therapy working closely with pharmacy technicians to assure patients receive the best pharmaceutical care possible. The pharmacy department at Gilmore is responsible for dispensing medications daily for the inpatient population with additional services provided in the outpatient setting. Pharmacists are available on call 24 hours a day for all patient care areas. A centralized pharmacy provides a spacious, well-equipped environment for the performance of pharmaceutical functions which includes storage, compounding, computer order entry, dispensing, distribution, and drug information resources. Pharmaceutical care extends beyond drug procurement and dispensing. Gilmore provides organized clinical pharmacy services that complement the team approach to providing care. Many clinical services are provided by the pharmacy and include renal drug monitoring, drug interaction monitoring, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug order reviewing, and drug information support for health care providers.