Published on March 03, 2010

Baptist Memphis Dietitian Named Young Dietitian of the Year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis District Dietetic Association named Lisa Abbay, a registered and licensed dietitian, as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year for 2009. Lisa is the director of food an d nutrition services at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.

"We are proud that Lisa has been selected by her local peers as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year," said Ric Ransom, assistant administrator at Baptist Memphis.  "Lisa continues to be a positive professional within the Baptist system and the community."

Winners of this award must be under the age of 35, be a member of American Dietetic Association, an active participant in the national, state affiliate, or district Association, demonstrate concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutrition status of the population, and demonstrate leadership in the association or employment.

Lisa is the 2009-2010 president of the Memphis District Dietetic Association. She has been a member of the organization, and the Tennessee Dietetic Association, since 2001.

The Baptist Memphis campus includes the 706-bed hospital that is the flagship of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system. It serves as a major referral center for patients from across the Mid-South and offers many diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services. The hospital has added hundreds of beds in the past few years, with the opening of a new patient tower and the Baptist Heart Institute. Consumers have rated Baptist Memphis their most preferred hospital for overall health care services in an independent National Research Corp. poll for the past 14 years in a row, and according to HealthGrades®, Baptist Memphis' cardiac surgery, stroke care and gastrointestinal surgery programs were among the top 5 percent in the nation in 2009 resulting in the facility receiving the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM.

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