MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 15, 2011

New business – Healthcare Dining Solutions Inc.


— Name of business: Healthcare Dining Solutions Inc.

Owner’s name: Gary Bradford.

Company address: 928 N. York St.. Ste. 20. Bland Professional Building.

Telephone number: (918) 913-9109

Website: www.healthcarediningsolutions.com.

Hours and days open for business: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening sessions available by appointment. Saturday morning appointments also are available.

Type of service offered: Outpatient clinic offering nutrition and speech pathology services. Nutritional services include assessment, menu development, diabetes management, help with obesity and poor nutrition. Speech pathology services include help with swallowing disorders, voice disorders and accent modification. Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, SoonerCare and many private insurance policies.

Experience: Bradford spent 25 years in the health care and senior-care food service industry. Worked with Muskogee Regional Medical Center for three years.

Number of employees: Five, including two dietitians and two speech pathologists.

Key personnel: Tonya Porter, speech language pathologist, MS, CCC-SLP.(Certificate of Clinical Competency, Speech-Language pathology).

Why did you locate in Muskogee? Coming from MRMC, I had developed a relationship with the doctors. It made sense, seeing the need for outpatient nutrition services and speech pathology services.