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.