Abbott Leadership Award Given to SALMON’s Dr. Coreyann Poly

Poly recognized for sharing valuable health information

SALMON Health and Retirement’s Director of Clinical Nutrition Services Coreyann K. Poly, PhD, MEd, RDN, LDN, CDEEach year, the Dietetics in Health Care Communities (DHCC) proudly recognizes exceptional members and nominates them for national awards, including the Abbott Leadership Award. The sole recipient of this national award must have been a member of the group for the previous two years or more, be a full-time nutrition professional at a health care organization, write articles and present valuable health information, act in a leadership role and avidly volunteer in groups related to health.

This year, SALMON Health and Retirement’s Director of Clinical Nutrition Services Coreyann K. Poly, PhD, MEd, RDN, LDN, CDE, was named the recipient of the prestigious award. Dr. Poly’s hands-on involvement, sharing her extensive knowledge of nutrition and the way it affects everyone (and our Residents in particular), illuminates her ambitious, thoughtful nature and desire to improve people’s overall well-being through following a healthy diet.

Coreyann (pictured here) proactively impacts all SALMON Health and Retirement’s six campuses, working diligently with medical teams at each location. She consistently reinforces and encourages the consumption of nutrient-rich foods, in part to address both prevention and management of chronic diseases. She is a chief proponent of meals made “from scratch” and developed a menu of flavorful, appealing recipes while reducing sodium intake. She has also instituted a hydration program to ensure Residents receive a sufficient daily intake for maintaining good health.

Upon learning of her award, a delighted Coreyann stated, “I am extremely honored to be recognized among such an esteemed group of dedicated professionals.”

Dr. Poly was officially recognized for exceptional leadership and commitment to her profession this month. Additionally, she has been asked to speak at the annual national Food Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE), where she will speak on “Nutrition Strategies for Depression in Post-Acute Settings.”