Beebe Dietitian Among the First in the Nation to Earn New Oncology Certification
Beebe Medical Center announces that Kim Westcott, MS, RD, CNSD, CSO, has passed the first Oncology Board Specialty certification exam offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association. Ms. Westcott is among the first group of registered dietitians in the nation take the inaugural examination to earn the CSO designation. As of July 1, there were a total of 74 dietitians across the nation who have been Board Certified as Specialists in Oncology Nutrition. The ADA's Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group provides these dietetic professionals with resources and networking opportunities to deal with the complexities of oncology practice.
Ms. Westcott has been a Registered Dietitian at Beebe Medical Center September 1993, working in a variety of positions supporting the nutritional needs of the customers in the school-based wellness centers, outpatient facilities, in-patients and those attending community events. In the fall of 2002, Ms. Westcott started working with patients four days a week at the Tunnell Cancer Center. She also holds the Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian designation (CNSD), and has a Master's Degree in Health Education.
"We congratulate and continue to be proud of Kim for not only earning this certification, but for her continuous efforts to improve the quality of nutritional care we offer our patients and community at Beebe Medical Center," says Kathi Fryling RD, Director of Nutritional Services.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org