Food Service

CMH provides a variety of food services for patients and visitors.

Nutritional Services

Meals, specific to each patient’s condition, are an important part of the treatment plan and recovery. CMH makes every effort to provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to physician’s orders.

Patients are served breakfast between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., lunch is served between 12 p.m. and 12:45 p.m., and dinner is served between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. A patient’s meal may be delayed if they are scheduled for a special test or treatment. Whenever possible, the patient will be served after the examination or test.

The breakfast tray will include a menu from which patients may order their meals for the next day. Please mark your menu so it will be ready for pickup. If a patient has difficulty making menu selections, a member of the dietary department will be happy to help assist. Please call 417-328-6364 for assistance. If patients are on a special diet prescribed by their physician, they will receive menus tailored to their specific needs.

If a family member or friend wishes to eat in a patient’s room with the patient, they may go to the cafeteria, buy a meal there and take it back to the patient’s room. Nutritional Services looks for new and innovative ways to better serve patients and attend to their specific dietary needs. The nursing staff will keep patients informed and assist them with the ordering process.



The cafeteria at the hospital is open daily from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day. Visitors are welcome to eat in the cafeteria at any time it is open.

Douglas Medical Center Deli

The deli in the Douglas Medical Center is open Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks are available throughout the day. Visitors are welcome to eat in the deli at any time it is open. Call 417-328-7156 for more information.

DJ Bean Coffee Bar

DJ Bean

The DJ Bean Coffee Bar is located in the Douglas Medical Center. It is open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Coffee, tea, smoothies, specialty coffee drinks and snacks are available throughout the day. Visitors are welcome to visit DJ Bean Coffee Bar at any time it is open. Call 417-328-7116 for more information.

Vending Machines

Vending machines for snacks and beverages are located along the main hallway on the way to the cafeteria in the hospital. Soda machines also are located in the outpatient department and emergency room areas.

Catering Services

The nutritional services staff at CMH is available to provide catering services for your special occasions such as business meetings, birthday parties, civic club meetings and wedding receptions. In addition, the community rooms, located at the north end of the hospital, are available to rent for these occasions. For more information on planning your special event, please call 417-328-6365.


Our registered dietitian oversees the special nutritional needs of our patients at CMH. Should a patient need special diet instructions, the patient’s physician may order a consultation with the dietitian. Also, you may need additional diet instructions after you go home. Our dietitian can arrange this service on an outpatient basis. For more information visit our Dietitian page or call  328-6462.