Employees Graduate From Dietary Management Program

Story County Medical Center congratulates Jordan Heath, CDM, CFPP, and Lena Logsdon, CDM, CFPP, on their graduation from DMACC’s dietary manager’s program.  Both Heath and Logsdon finished the 15-credit course by taking the State accredited credentialing examination for dietary managers.  Passing the examination qualified Heath and Logsdon to become a Certified Dietary Manager and Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM,CFPP).  This is the highest level of professional competence for dietary managers. 

While enrolled in the program Heath and Logsdon both received the Anna Katherine Jernigan Scholarship and were on the dean’s list fall and spring semesters. 

Heath, of McCallsburg, has worked in kitchens since he was 15 years old.  He started his career as a fast-food restaurant cook, and when he was 18 moved to Seattle to begin working his way through the five-star restaurant ranks.

“I am very excited to be moving forward in my culinary career with this achievement.  It enhances my abilities in food service management,” said Heath. 

Logsdon, of Nevada, began her culinary experience with Story County Medical Center in 2000.

“I have always had the ambition to go back to college,” said Logsdon.  “The program, along with Story County Medical Center, made it all possible for a working mother to succeed.” 

The dietary manager is responsible for the management of food operations in a dietary department.  This includes the management of food service personnel, food and kitchen supplies, and the routine nutritional aspects of food service.  Working with a consultant dietitian, the dietary manager assists in providing quality nutritional care services in food service departments, hospitals, assisted living and healthcare facilities. 

For 60 years, Story County Medical Center, Story Medical Clinics and Story Medical Senior Care have been the trusted providers of high-quality, local healthcare services for the residents of Story County. Their modern South Campus creates a healing environment that matches the personalized care and clinical expertise of its medical staff. Visit www.StoryMedical.org for more information.

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