Abigail Eads, RDN, LDN, CNAbigail Adams Eads is the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Russell County Hospital. Abigail has dual certifications, both National and from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She performs job duties in different areas of the Dietetics field, all right here at your local hospital. These include being the Director of the Food and Nutrition Department, the Clinical Dietitian, and also the Outpatient Dietitian for Russell and surrounding counties. She visits patients at Russell County Hospital who have special dietary needs, and also counsels outpatients with a physician's referral. "I am so grateful to the hospital board and to the staff of Russell County Hospital for giving me this opportunity." Abigail feels very fortunate to be able to give back to the community that shaped her into the person she is today.
In her spare time you can find her and her husband, Jason Eads, kayaking on the Cumberland River, camping, or spending time with their dogs Remi and Ellie. She graduated from Russell County High School in 2014 and graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics in 2018. While at the University of Kentucky, Abigail served as an officer in UK's chapter of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, and studied abroad in Ghana, Africa. While abroad, she worked with local farming, textiles, and the school feeding program at the Kentucky Academy of Adjeikrom located in one of the Ghanaian villages. This was an eye-opening and very humbling experience. "We have so many resources in the United States compared to other countries around the world. We have an obligation to share with others who are not as fortunate." Abigail completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and the accompanying 1200+ hour internship at TJ Samson Community Hospital and Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She also completed the community portion of her internship at God's Pantry Food Bank in Lexington distributing much needed food along with providing nutritional education to the community.