Nutrition

The Cancer Care Nutrition Team and the Food and Nutrition Department would like to welcome you to Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center.  It is our goal for you to be VERY SATISFIED with your food and dining experience during your stay.  The following resources will help you prepare for your stay at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Dining Options available at Presbyterian/St. Luke's

Bring Food From Home

Frozen Meal Options

Nutrition Screening Tool

The CBCI Oncology Nutrition Team provides comprehensive nutrition care throughout your journey.  We are available for pre-treatment consultation to maximize your nutritional status prior to therapy.  Our team also provides inpatient and outpatient support and consultation during treatment and post-treatment to maximize your recovery.  Each member of our nutrition team has a special interest in oncology and a nutrition subspecialty that provides an expert nutrition knowledge base related to cancer, blood disorders, autoimmune disorders and stem cell transplantation.  Please notify your provider or any staff member if you desire a nutrition consultation with our team.  We are here to help you reach your goals and speed your recovery.

For more information please email: Elizabeth Panter  

The left sidebar menu contains links to general nutritional information about dealing with blood cancers, as well as specific diets and nutritional facts about the various blood cancer disorders. These can be either read online or downloaded for your convenience.


CBCI Nutrition Team

Elizabeth Panter

Elizabeth Panter, RD, CNSC, CDE is the Clinical Nutrition Supervisor for Cancer Care Services and has been a member of the CBCI team since 2002.  Prior to joining CBCI, she worked as an inpatient critical care/BMT dietitian at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL).  She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from Texas Tech University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She also received specialized nutrition support training at the Regional Medical Center of Memphis.  Elizabeth has a passion for patient care and patient education.  She likes to ensure that each nutrition plan is individualized to meet each patient’s nutrition goals.  She has been a registered dietitian since 1996, a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician since 1997 and a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2012.

Joy Jordheim

Joy Jordheim RD, CDE, CNSC is an oncology/BMT dietitian and has been a member of the CBCI team since 2011. She works in the inpatient setting and has special interests in critical care, specialized nutrition support and treatment-related diabetes mellitus.  Joy received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at the University of North Dakota. She has worked as an inpatient and outpatient oncology dietitian in North Dakota and Colorado and enjoys giving patients the nutrition tools they need to maximize their nutritional health before, during and after treatment. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 2008, a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2012 and a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician since 2013.  Joy is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Dietetics from Colorado State University.

 

Denise Kiklis

Denise Kiklis RD, CNSC is an oncology/BMT dietitian and has been a member of the CBCI team since 2012. She works in the inpatient setting and has special interests in oncology, critical care, and nutrition support.  Denise received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics and completed a Coordinated Undergraduate Program at the University of Connecticut.  She has worked as an inpatient oncology and critical care dietitian in New York and Colorado. Denise loves interacting with patients and supporting patients while they receive cancer treatment.  She has been a Registered Dietitian since 1985 and a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician since 2012. 

 

Nadia Steinbrecher

Nadia Steinbrecher RD is an oncology/BMT dietitian and has been a member of the CBCI team since 2013. She works at CBCI in the outpatient setting and has special interests in oncology; stem cell transplant and nutrition support.  Nadia received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics at Colorado State University.  She completed her dietetic internship via Sodexho at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) with specialized rotations with the inpatient and outpatient Cancer Care Nutrition Team. She has worked as an inpatient dietitian at Wheatridge Regional Center in Colorado.  She enjoys empowering patients and families to be proactive with their health. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 2013.