Heather Kirby, R.D.
According to Liz Hollowell, CDM, regional director for food, nutrition and environmental services, Heather has made an impact on foodservices by:
- Redesigning the flow of the office while working with her team to identify the areas needing improvement
- Working, alongside a co-leader, with chefs to develop a new menu that encompasses all therapeutic diets
- Taking the lead in our relationship with Partnerships for a Healthier America as we move forward to provide healthier food in hospitals
Get to know
Completing my undergraduate degree and becoming a registered dietitian.
I believe that I excel at holding true to my commitments toward my employees. If I say I am going to take care of something, I always follow through. Being committed to the employees I supervise and supporting them is an achievement that I challenge myself to accomplish every day.
Always go for the unimaginable; you will never know until you try.
Being able to supervise different personalities and being able to lead each employee with different management styles to fit their needs.
When patients let me know that I have made a difference in their day or in their lives.
To continue to pursue my master’s degree in healthcare administration and management, which will enable me to be promoted.
Rearrangement of task lists. We had people all over the place doing multiple things at once. It was a complete zoo.
At my first job during my first week as a dietary manager, all the cooks called in [sick], leaving me to cook for more than 200 people. This was my first encounter of cooking for so many people. At the time I was completely panicked, but it was a great learning experience.