Almost all acute care—and all extended care—healthcareoperations have vending machines, according to a survey of more than 200 healthcare operators conducted by the Society for Healthcare Food Service Management (HFM). The study analyzed not only vending but onsite cafÈ operations and brand merchandising as well. Among acute care operators, 53% report that vending is the responsibility of the foodservice department. Of these, 79% contract it out to a vending operator. Almost 51% say their ...

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