Healthcare http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Sustainability-focused Healthcare Chef Launches Own Firm http://food-management.com/news-trends/sustainability-focused-healthcare-chef-launches-own-firm <div class="field-byline"> Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Justin Johnson, fresh off revamping onsite dining at Milwaukee’s Watertown Hospital, is taking his approach to market with his new Sustainable Kitchens venture. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>UW Health Partners Watertown has one of healthcare dining&rsquo;s <a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/wisconsin-hospital-embraces-scratch" target="_blank">most aggressive sustainability programs</a>.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/sustainability-focused-healthcare-chef-launches-own-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/sustainability-focused-healthcare-chef-launches-own-firm#comments Management Healthcare News & Trends Private Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:42:00 +0000 44741 at http://food-management.com <p>Executive Chef Justin Johnson is taking his expertise and experience with developing sustainable, high-quality dining programs to his new venture, Sustainable Kitchens.</p> Banner Health Launches Major Healthy Food Initiative http://food-management.com/news-trends/banner-health-launches-major-healthy-food-initiative <div class="field-deck"> Initial focus is on vending, but retail cafes and catering are next on the list. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Banner Health is undergoing a massive revamping of its retail dining and vending in order to promote health and wellness, <a href="http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2015/01/23/banner-prescribes-healthier-hospital-fare/22248553" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Arizona Republic</em>. A new Healthy Options program is being introduced in Banner facilities in eight states. Initially, the initial focus is on vending, where 80 percent of choices will now be healthier, but the initiative is then slated to be introduced into cafeterias and catering.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/banner-health-launches-major-healthy-food-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/banner-health-launches-major-healthy-food-initiative#comments Healthcare News & Trends Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:27:00 +0000 44721 at http://food-management.com Study: Attitude Trumps Approach in Boosting Patient Satisfaction with Meals http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-attitude-trumps-approach-boosting-patient-satisfaction-meals <div class="field-deck"> Whether it's room service or tray line, it's servers with smiles that patients respond positively to. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="http://www.hsc.unt.edu/news/newsrelease.cfm?ID=1568#.VL_IC0u8YVv" target="_blank">study</a> of hospital patient dining at the University of North Texas Health Science Center&#39;s School of Public Health has found that staff attitude has more correlation with positive patient satisfaction than whether meals are delivered in the traditional way at set times or by to-order room service.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-attitude-trumps-approach-boosting-patient-satisfaction-meals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/study-attitude-trumps-approach-boosting-patient-satisfaction-meals#comments Healthcare News & Trends Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:41:00 +0000 44531 at http://food-management.com Remodel Doubles Hospital Cafeteria's Size http://food-management.com/news-trends/remodel-doubles-hospital-cafeterias-size <div class="field-deck"> The newly renamed Branches at Colorado Plains Medical Center also has updated decor and new production and serving equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Colorado Plains Medical Center in Ft. Morgan, Col., unveiled a remodeled cafeteria twice the size of its predecessor and featuring an expanded menu and new name, Branches, <a href="http://www.journal-advocate.com/sterling-local_news/ci_27347268/colorado-plains-medical-center-unveils-new-branches" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Journal-Advocate</em>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/remodel-doubles-hospital-cafeterias-size" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/remodel-doubles-hospital-cafeterias-size#comments Healthcare News & Trends Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:59:00 +0000 44471 at http://food-management.com New Central Facility Makes Meal Production Easier for Psych Hospital http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-central-facility-makes-meal-production-easier-psych-hospital <div class="field-deck"> New culinary center at East Mississippi State Hospital produces for two onsite dining rooms and two separate satellite sites. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new $7 million, 21,000 square foot dietary center has allowed East Mississippi State Hospital (EMSH) to provide patients and staff with more and better meal service than was possible in the 60-year-old facility it replaced when it opened last April. The center, more than twice the size of the previous, 8,000 square foot building, dispenses almost 1,500 meals a day to the psychiatric patients and staff on the main campus and to an adolescent complex and a nursing home at separate sites.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-central-facility-makes-meal-production-easier-psych-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-central-facility-makes-meal-production-easier-psych-hospital#comments Healthcare News & Trends Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:23:00 +0000 44201 at http://food-management.com <p>The new 21,000-square foot dietary center on the East Mississippi State Hospital main campus centrally produces meals for two onsite dining rooms and two satellite sites.</p> Connecting Farms to Hospitals in the Northeast http://food-management.com/healthcare/connecting-farms-hospitals-northeast <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study by Cornell identifies the primary characteristics needed for a successful farm-to-hospital program like the one at New Milford Hospital.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/connecting-farms-hospitals-northeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/connecting-farms-hospitals-northeast#comments Healthcare Private Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:41:00 +0000 44191 at http://food-management.com <p>PTP Kent Farm</p> Photo courtesy of New Milford Special Needs Volunteers Prepare Patients for Delivery of Room Service Trays http://food-management.com/news-trends/special-needs-volunteers-prepare-patients-delivery-room-service-trays <div class="field-deck"> Program at Cincinnati's Mercy Health has helped boost patient satisfaction around 10 percent. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A program at Mercy Health in Cincinnati brings volunteers with special needs to patient rooms in advance of meal deliveries, significantly upping patient satisfaction scores, <a href="http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/medical-edge-volunteers-improve-hospital-patient-satisfaction-23257.shtml" target="_blank">reports</a> local news channel WKRC (link includes video).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/special-needs-volunteers-prepare-patients-delivery-room-service-trays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/special-needs-volunteers-prepare-patients-delivery-room-service-trays#comments Healthcare News & Trends Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:39:00 +0000 44131 at http://food-management.com AHF Names New Executive Director http://food-management.com/news-trends/ahf-names-new-executive-director <div class="field-deck"> Kelly Armstrong comes from the Louisvile chamber of commerce, where she was economic development director. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) has named Kelly Armstrong, currently economic development director for Greater Louisville, Inc., which serves as the city&#39;s chamber of commerce, as its new executive director.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/ahf-names-new-executive-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/ahf-names-new-executive-director#comments Healthcare News & Trends Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:53:00 +0000 44061 at http://food-management.com Top Five Five Stories of 2014 http://food-management.com/news-trends/top-five-five-stories-2014 <div class="field-deck"> From school lunch battles to technology’s growing impact, these are the five stories that shaped the onsite foodservice industry in 2014. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From school lunch battles to technology’s growing impact, these are the five stories that shaped the onsite foodservice industry in 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/top-five-five-stories-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/top-five-five-stories-2014#comments Back to School Book Reviews Business & Industry Colleges & Universities Contractors Healthcare K-12 Schools Market Trends Opinions Supplier News & Trends Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:03:00 +0000 43781 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock Purée program increases dining dignity, resident health http://food-management.com/culinary-techniques/pur-e-program-increases-dining-dignity-resident-health <div class="field-deck"> Cura Hospitality transforms puréed food into real food that preserves dignity and appeals to the senses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cura Hospitality transforms puréed food into real food that preserves dignity and appeals to the senses. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/culinary-techniques/pur-e-program-increases-dining-dignity-resident-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/culinary-techniques/pur-e-program-increases-dining-dignity-resident-health#comments Healthcare Culinary Techniques Menu Trends Private Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:57:00 +0000 43231 at http://food-management.com <p>A Puree Creations culinary competition winner: chicken cordon bleu with Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes in an herb butter sauce.</p> Photo: The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Dallas, Pa.