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Jessica Sweeney, RD

Jessica Sweeney, RD

J.C. Blair Welcomes New Registered Dietitian

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Jessica Sweeney, RD, as the Hospital's new registered dietitian.

In August 2011, Jessica graduated from Penn State University with a bachelors of science degree in nutritional sciences. She completed a dietetic internship through the Iowa State University in June 2012. Rotation sites included Lewistown Hospital, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Bald Eagle Area School District and a long term care facility. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Jessica joins J.C. Blair registered dietitian Caitlin Quinn, RD, and Food and Nutrition Services Director Katy Petrosky, MS, RD, to oversee the nutritional needs of inpatients in the hospital and residents of Huntingdon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She will eventually be able to join the other dietitians in offering outpatient nutrition counseling.

"J.C. Blair is a very warm and welcoming environment. Katy and Caitlin are wonderful resources for me as I grow in my professional career," said Jessica. "I enjoy working with all ages in the hospital and nursing home. It's a good variety."

Jessica lives in State College and enjoys running, Pilates, cooking, baking and photography in her free time. She has a special interest in nutrition education and looks forward to getting to interact with the community at upcoming health fairs and at J.C. Blair's Diabetes Self-Management Education classes.

For more information or to make an appointment for nutrition counseling, please call the J.C. Blair Dietitians office at (814) 643-7054.