• 11 MAY 24
    Employee Spotlight: Jordan Fuentes, RDN

    Employee Spotlight: Jordan Fuentes, RDN

    There are so many amazing people on our team at Artesia General Hospital and we love to share about them. This month we shine the spotlight on our new Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Jordan Fuentes. She answered a few questions about her role, including the most rewarding part of her job and what she likes to do outside of work.

    Name: Jordan Fuentes
    Position and Department: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

    In her own words

    How long have you been a dietitian and what drew you to it as a career?
    I have been a dietitian for a little over 3.5 years. Growing up, my family was very active and my mom always prioritized living a healthy lifestyle—from cooking meals at home to incorporating fruits and vegetables, among other healthy foods, into our lives. After my first semester of college, I knew that nutrition and dietetics was the path I wanted to take. I loved knowing that proper nutrition could heal our bodies, prevent and even reverse some diseases.

    What is the most rewarding part of your job?
    The most rewarding part about being a dietitian is providing people with the knowledge and confidence to make positive health changes in their lives. Helping people has always been in my nature. Knowing I get to play a part in helping people live healthier and possibly longer lives is something I am so thankful for.

    What is the most meaningful piece of feedback you’ve received in your career thus far (from a patient, colleague, manager, etc.)?
    The most meaningful piece of feedback I have received from a previous colleague is to never be afraid to ask questions. None of us are perfect at our jobs and we are always learning and growing. Asking questions is how we continue to learn and grow.

    What career accomplishments are you most proud of?
    I am still new to the field, but my biggest accomplishment is hearing the positive feedback from previous clients to whom I have provided nutrition counseling, as well as being able to give sound nutrition advice to friends and family whenever needed.

    What stands out to you about the culture at Artesia General Hospital?
    The culture at Artesia General Hospital is special. It’s a tight-knit group and you will always be greeted when walking around, whether you are a staff member or a visitor.

    What three words would you use to describe yourself?
    Shy, kind and passionate.

    What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
    I love going to church, cooking, working out, reading a good book and going on walks with my husband and kids. If I am with family, I will be content.