HCMC Food & Nutrition Director Recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

PARIS, TN – Henry County Medical Center Director of Food and Nutrition, Denisa Cate, MS, RDN, FAND, DHCFA, has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Designation as a Fellow recognizes outstanding professional accomplishments, valuable service to the profession and the public, and a quest for lifelong learning.

Recognition as a Fellow distinguishes those who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of dietetics.

“Denisa has made significant contributions to not just HCMC, but in the field of nutrition,” said Thomas Gee, CEO.  “We are proud she has been able to attain this recognition.  It is a huge application process and takes a lot of time and effort.”

Cate has been the Food and Nutrition Services Director at HCMC since 2001, and worked as a dietitian with Regional Hospital of Jackson, HealthSouth, and University of TN before coming to Paris.  She is currently President of the National Board of Managers in Nutrition Systems (a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), serves as strategy team chair on the state board of directors for TN Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and has recently served on the national board of directors for Association for Healthcare Foodserve.  She is a frequent author and national conference speaker for healthcare food service organizations.  Cate is also very active with TN Master Gardeners recently serving on their state board of directors.

Cate and her husband live in Skullbone, TN and is the daughter of Jimmy and Nola Barrett of Paris.  She grew up in Henry County and graduated with her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from University of TN.  She graduated from her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: http://www.hcmc-tn.org.