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Highlighting Carolyn Newberry



I was born and raised here in Fairfield. I spent much of my younger years in the hospital visiting while my father, Dr. J.H. Keller, was working. I began working as the Clinical Dietitian at this hospital in April, 1992 with Fairfield Memorial Hospital and continue today with Freestone Medical Center.

My career began at the Mexia State School in April of 1982 after graduating from Sam Houston State University. I completed a three year work study program there to finalize my requirements for registration. Since registration, I have worked at the state school, the hospital, a multitude of nursing homes and group homes.

Here at FMC, I provide nutrition care to the inpatients at the hospital by reviewing their records and instructing them about their dietary needs if indicated.  I also plan the menus for the inpatient unit and assist the Dietary Director with the Dietary departments as necessary. Much of my focus is spent providing outpatient diet education to individuals, mainly those with diabetes.

I have been married to my husband Scott for 36 years. We make our home here in Fairfield. I have one son, J. Scott and daughter in law Grace.  I am actually one of those people that enjoys what I do, but my truly favorite past time is spending time with my family.

Job Duties:

Nutrition Assessment to inpatients.
Provide diet instruction to inpatients and outpatients.
Plan menus for diet modification to inpatient.
Assist Dietary Director with the Dietary department as needed.
Responsible for the P&P of the department.