5.25.19 / Community
For the past six months, God’s Love We Deliver, in partnership with staff from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Jackson Heights, has engaged in a pilot program providing medically tailored meals to individuals diagnosed with severe diabetes who were also experiencing frequent hospitalizations. The goal of the pilot was to provide nutritional stability, increase comfort, and reduce hospital utilization for participants.
During the six-month pilot we worked with Mount Sinai staff at both locations to enroll fifteen high-need patients in the God’s Love program. The patients each received a nutritional assessment and ongoing counseling from our team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who tailored each of their meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) to address the patient’s individual diagnosis.
The feedback we have received at the conclusion of the project has been overwhelmingly positive from the Mount Sinai staff. In fact, the staff saw such a significant improvement in their diabetes population that they have decided to extend the project for another three months! We could not be more thrilled with this partnership and look forward to working with Mount Sinai and other hospital systems on projects like these in the future.