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Monmouth Medical Center Dietician Recognized by the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

05/24/2017

LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Cindy Kwiatkowski, MS, RDN, CNSC, FAND a clinical dietitian specializing in acute and critical care at Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, was recently recognized by the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NJAND) for her efforts in the dietetics community and profession.

An affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, NJAND is comprised of more than 2000 members serving New Jersey through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

Honored as part of the organization’s 85 Dietitians in 85 days initiative to celebrate its 85th anniversary, Kwiatkowski has nearly 30 years of experience as a dietitian with Monmouth Medical Center and serves as NJAND’s historian. She previously received the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award and was recognized by NJAND with its most prestigious honor – the Carolyn Sebastianelli Distinguished Member Award.

Kwiatkowski contributes to the health of New Jersey residents by ensuring that evidence-based care is provided to the sickest patients in an effort to improve outcomes of the critically ill. She works to promote the importance of nutrition as part of the foundation of wellness and healing to physicians during their residency. Additionally, during the course of her career, Kwiatkowski has helped more than 400 dietetic students realize their career trajectory by serving as an educator and a preceptor.

At Monmouth Medical Center, Kwiatkowski is a member of the Critical Care Committee and ICU Interdisciplinary Team, where she is the only staff member with the Certified Nutrition Support Clinician credential, which enables her to write Parenteral Nutrition Orders under the Registered Dietitian Prescriptive Authority Policy. Described by colleagues as “an integral member of the Food and Nutrition department,” Kwiatkowski has been actively involved with Cerner documentation upgrades at the hospital, serving as team lead and assisting with the development of documentation for Enteral Feedings utilizing evidence-based practice.

Kwiatkowski resides in Bradley Beach.

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