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Stainless Steel Hospital Nourishment Centers / Nutrition Station

Nutritional Hospital Pantry Station

CMP Nourishment Centers / Nutrition Centers are high quality stainless steel combination cabinets and working units. Our Nourishment Stations / Nutrition Stations have been designed for the storage and functional requirements of the hospital and emergency room environment for food and medical storage and preparation.

CMP’s Nourishment / Nutrition Centers have evolved into the industry standard for this application. CMP has been building high quality stainless steel Nourishment / Nutrition Stations  for over 70 years and they can be found in almost every hospital in the U.S., along with many worldwide. 



  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Sanitary Ice-maker and Dispensing Bin
  • Automatic Self-Defrosting Refrigerator
  • Counter Top with Sink and Back Splash
  • Storage Compartment above the Counter
  • Removable Storage Drawers below the Counter
  • Utility Compartments
  • Electric Hot Plates with Pilot Light
  • Tilting Bin Waste Container (available on 72″, 78″, and 84″ models)
  • Paper Towel Dispenser
  • Cup Dispenser
  • Electrical Receptacles
  • Fluorescent Lighting



Width: 48″, 60″, 72″, 78”, or 84” (1219 mm, 1524 mm, 1828 mm, 1981 mm, or 2134 mm)
Depth: 30″ (762 mm)
Height: 80” high (2032 mm)

Service Requirements

CMP Nourishment / Nutrition Centers are completely inter-piped and inter-wired, requiring only one single connection for each service. Required service connections are ½“ I.P.S. for hot and cold water supplies; ¼“ cold water supply; 1½“ I.P.S. for waste. The unit can be wired for: 120/208 VAC, single-phase, 60 Hz, three wire; 120/208 VAC, three-phase, 60 Hz, four wire; or 115/230 VAC, single-phase, 60 Hz three wire.



CMP Nourishment Centers are constructed of type 304 stainless steel with No. 4 finish. Welding is done by the Heliarc process. All exposed welding is ground and polished to match the No. 4 finish.

CMP Nourishment Centers have counter top working surfaces that are 34″ high with an 11 ” back splash, and include a 14″ x 16″ x 7 ” deep sink with an inverted “V” type edge at the front. The sink has radius corners and is integrally welded into the counter top. The sink has a combination hot and cold water deck-mounted faucet. Also, a refillable deck-type soap dispenser is provided.

CMP Nourishment Centers include an ice-maker that produces 525 lbs. of hard crystal-clear compacted flake ice chunks per day, on a durable stainless steel evaporator. A 40 lb. capacity bin is included for the storage and dispensing of ice. Ice in the bin is agitated automatically every 20 minutes to prevent congealing. The bin is constructed of molded gel-coat with urethane foam insulation sealed with vinyl coating. Ice is dispensed by pushing a button on front panel. The ice-maker compressor is warranted for 5 years, and the water-cooled condensing unit is charged with environmentally safe R404A refrigerant. Access to and servicing of both ice-maker and bin is accomplished by removing the front panel. If desired, extra storage space may be specified in lieu of ice-maker. Air-cooled option is also available.

CMP Nourishment Centers include a refrigerator that is an integral part of the lower section of the unit. The refrigerator’s capacity is 7.0 cu. ft. and is equipped with two adjustable wire rack shelves. Models 78NSF and model 84NSF have a combination refrigerator/freezer with a 10.0 cu. ft. refrigerator capacity and 2.2 cu. ft. freezer capacity. Nourishment Centers’ refrigerators are constructed of No. 20 gauge stainless steel. All internal corners are rounded for ease of cleaning and sanitation. Electric strip heaters are provided to eliminate condensation. The refrigerator door is insulated and constructed of No. 20 gauge stainless steel. Each door has a chrome-plated striker-type latch. The refrigerator is cooled by an air-cooled, 1/5 hp, hermetically sealed condensing unit (Models 78NSF and 84NSF have 1/3 hp units). The refrigeration system has a temperature control with adjustable temperature setting to maintain a 36°F to 40°F product temperature. The refrigerator is self-defrosting.

CMP Nourishment Centers have a storage compartment above the counter top. The compartment has a fixed bottom shelf and two adjustable shelves. Double-pan hinged doors enclose the compartment.

A bulk storage compartment or three storage drawers are located below the counter top in models where space permits.

A utility compartment is provided below the sink for easy access to plumbing utilities. There is also a removable, louvered, drip-proof panel for access to the electrical power connections and load center. The load center contains the plug-in circuit breakers pre-wired to the appliances.

CMP Nourishment Centers have two 1500 watt, 208 volt heating coil units installed in and on the side of the counter top opposite the sink. Infinite control switches with variable heat range are on the control panel for each unit. Nourishment Centers may be specified to exclude electric hot plates. Choice of either one or two burners is also available.

CMP Nourishment Centers include a paper towel dispenser located on the wall above the counter top for standard paper towels. Also, a cup dispenser provides for individual dispensing of standard paper cups.

CMP Nourishment Centers provide two 125 VAC, 15 ampere-rated, three-wire, ground fault interrupter electrical receptacles on the back wall of the cabinet. Recessed fluorescent lamps are located directly above the counter top at the top of the unit and below the ice-maker/dispenser unit. The lamps are controlled by individual switches located on the control panel.

Models & Options

Available Models

  • 48-NC: 48″ wide unit (The sink is 14″ x 10″ x 7″)
  • 60-NC: 60″ wide unit
  • 72-NC: 72″ wide unit
  • 78-NC: 78″ wide unit
  • 84-NC: 84″ wide unit

Available Options

  • Microwave Ovens – one or two ovens per Nourishment Center, various capacities are available
  • Wrist Blade Handles for Faucets
  • Sloping Dust Top
  • Stainless Steel Trim Strips for Recessed Installations
  • Soffit Panel for closing the space between unit and ceiling
  • Instant Hot Water Dispenser
  • Coffee Maker (standard on models 78-NSF and 84-NSF)
  • Self-Defrosting Freezer, approximately 1 cu. ft., on models 48-NSF, 60-NSF and 72-NSF
  • Waste Disposer, ½ hp
  • 220 Volt Electric Outlet on Back Splash
  • Ventilation and Access Grille
  • Equipment Anchoring Holes

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