Patricia Bryant, R.D., chief of nutrition and food services, says: This is a complex medical center with two campuses that serves approximately 1,500 meals per day. Knowing the importance of complying with HACCP guidelines, Krissy implemented a new advanced tray preparation system in conjunction with an innovative computerized temperature system that work together to ensure food quality and safety. Krissy also received a best practice award from the medical center for writing a vitamin K menu for patients receiving Coumadin [a medication used to prevent heart attacks and blood clots]. She is a very dedicated and hardworking young dietitian who is full of energy and provides new ideas that have made a great impact in our operation. Krissy’s strong passion for education and her leadership skills allow her to teach evening nutrition classes at a local university. She also works as a dietetic internship preceptor with 14 master’s of science students each year. She has proved to be a preceptor who is dependable, responsible and honest.
Finishing my master’s degree.
I feel that I bring a fresh insight into technology within my service. I love computers and other gadgets and use this knowledge to advance my career.
To aim myself down the path I want to follow and to work hard and never give up.
Being in the administrative field at my age is sometimes a challenge. I have to remind myself that I have to work a little bit harder. Sometimes people who are older than me ask how old I am and might not listen to me because of my age. I have to prove that I can do my job, even though I’m young.
The most rewarding thing about my job is working with veterans on a daily basis. I am very honored to serve those who served our country.
I hope to be the best administrative dietitian that I can be. I want to keep working to increase our patient satisfaction scores. I want to continue mentoring dietetic interns at the VA and continue teaching online classes at Liberty University.
How busy I thought life was before I had a child. I have a one-and-a-half-year-old and I’m extremely busier now than I was before.