About Department of Dietetics – Apollo Hospitals Group
The philosophy of the Department of Dietetics in our Group is to establish and encourage good nutritional practices and standards as an integral part of the health care provided. Being patient-centric is not a goal, it is the core of our existence.
Objectives of Our Department
- To provide the highest quality nutrition care and dietetic services
- To advance practice of clinical nutrition including developing specialist dietetic teams within the department
- To develop effective therapies and new treatments, using evidence-based practice and
- To educate future Dietitians and other healthcare providers.
We have over 180 qualified Clinical Dietitians in our group to sustain quality in clinical nutrition practice and to ensure this, even at entry-level, we have only Masters in Clinical Nutrition with at least 6 months of internship from a multispeciality hospital.
Quality improvement initiatives
We pride ourselves on our commitment; single-minded passion and going the extra mile to stay relevant and revolutionary in clinical nutrition, which has helped us adopt new innovations and technologies as “an approach for quality improvement to benchmark our nutrition practices”.
- The 1st Indian Hospital to initiate Nutrition Steering Committee (NSC) to improve clinical nutrition practices in Feb’ 2022.
- Digitization of Dietetics department, Apollo Hospitals Group by automating the workflow with technology and innovation in the nutrition care process in the year 2018.
- Awarded the CMO Asia Health Care Excellence award for best quality initiatives by Department of Dietetics, Chennai for the project – New Multidisciplinary Coalition to combat hospital malnutrition: A Dietitian Led Quality Improvement Initiative which was held in Singapore in 2018.
- Nutrition Day World Wide – Apollo Hospitals Group across India have been participating in the nutrition Day survey annually since 2013.
- ICUs of Apollo Hospitals across India participated in INS 2013, and 2014.
- The 1st Indian Hospital to have received the Best of the Best award in the International Nutrition Survey (INS) 2011 for Critical Care Nutrition practices in which 183 ICUs participated.