2007-07-20 / Community

Peninsula Hospital Center News

Names Hodelin-Wetzel As Nutrition Manager

Rachel Hodelin-Wetzel is the new nutrition manager at Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation. Rachel Hodelin-Wetzel is the new nutrition manager at Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation. Rachel Hodelin-Wetzel was recently recruited to Peninsula Hospital Center and the Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR) as the new nutrition manager.

Hodelin-Wetzel is excited about her new position and looks forward to implementing new programs in proper nutrition and nutritional health awareness for both the patients and staff of the Hospital Center and PCECR, as well as reaching out to the community. Her immediate goal is to expand all educational programs that deal with nutrition and to have her department become more of a presence in the Hospital Center and PCECR. In her new position, she will oversee all of the clinical aspects of the nutrition department as well as all programs, policies and procedures. Hodelin- Wetzel will also be responsible for assessing, moderating and educating all patients and coordinating with the patients' personal interdisciplinary team as part of their overall health care. Her top priority is to assure that her department operates under the strictest compliance with all of the guidelines for which she is responsible.

The new nutrition manager is extremely community-minded and committed to continue to offer nutritional awareness and diabetes counseling to residents of the surrounding community who are patients of the Hospital Center's Family Health Center and the Adult Day Health Care Center.

Hodelin-Wetzel comes to Peninsula Hospital Center from Valhalla, New York, where she was on the clinical nutritional staff of a children's hospital. Prior to that, she developed her skills as a nutritionist while living in Chicago. There she worked as a consultant for United Methodist Nursing Home and was also employed by Plymouth Place Assisted Living Facility. Although she loved Chicago, as a Queens County native, she chose to relocate back to the New York area where most of her family lives.

Agraduate of Queens College with a Masters Degree from New York University, Hodelin-Wetzel also completed an internship at Indiana University where she became a registered dietician. Married, with three children, she lives on Long Island.

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