Healthcare http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en Hospital Expects to Nearly Double Dining Traffic With Cafe http://food-management.com/news-trends/hospital-expects-nearly-double-dining-traffic-cafe <div class="field-deck"> Located in a highly visible lobby area, the new Metz Market Street Cafe expects to help increase monthly dining customer counts to around 12,000. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>St. Mary&rsquo;s Regional Medical Center, a 233-bed acute care facility in Lewiston, ME, has in partnership with dining services provider Metz Culinary Management opened a Market Street Caf&eacute; inside its lobby and independent of the cafeteria. The quick-serve eatery, located in a visible, high-traffic area, is expected to nearly double the number of customers served in 2014 from the current 6,500 a month to around 12,000.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/hospital-expects-nearly-double-dining-traffic-cafe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/hospital-expects-nearly-double-dining-traffic-cafe#comments Contractors Healthcare Metz Culinary Management News & Trends Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:22:00 +0000 36591 at http://food-management.com Micro-markets Fill Service Gap for Hospital http://food-management.com/healthcare/micro-markets-fill-service-gap-hospital <div class="field-deck"> Florida Hospital uses concept to promote healthier dining options in secured access locations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Florida Hospital uses concept to promote healthier dining options in secured access locations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/micro-markets-fill-service-gap-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/micro-markets-fill-service-gap-hospital#comments Convenience Retailing Healthcare Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:58:00 +0000 36561 at http://food-management.com <p>Florida Hospital produces fresh grab-and-go for its micro market in its own central kitchen.</p> Silver Plate Awards 2014: Lisette Coston http://food-management.com/healthcare/silver-plate-awards-2014-lisette-coston <div class="field-deck"> Executive Director of Support Services, St. Francis Health System </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Executive Director of Support Services, St. Francis Health System</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/silver-plate-awards-2014-lisette-coston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/silver-plate-awards-2014-lisette-coston#comments Management Healthcare Silver Plate Profiles Private Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:20:00 +0000 36551 at http://food-management.com <p>Lisette Coston has never been intimidated by a challenge. Her latest will be finding time for both her regular job at St. Francis and her role as AHF president.</p> Two Torrance Hospitals Go to Room Service for Patient Meals http://food-management.com/news-trends/two-torrance-hospitals-go-room-service-patient-meals <div class="field-deck"> Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center unveiled its room service program in early April while Torrance Memorial Medical Center launched a year ago. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Two hospitals in Torrance, CA, both recently launched patient room service programs, <a href="http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/20140413/torrance-hospitals-give-patients-hotel-like-food-experience" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Daily Breez</em>e. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center unveiled its room service program in early April while Torrance Memorial Medical Center launched a year ago.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/two-torrance-hospitals-go-room-service-patient-meals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/two-torrance-hospitals-go-room-service-patient-meals#comments Healthcare News & Trends Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:27:00 +0000 36531 at http://food-management.com Groups Launch Michigan Farm to Institution Network http://food-management.com/news-trends/groups-launch-michigan-farm-institution-network <div class="field-deck"> The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the nonprofit Ecology Center environmental group partner on effort to promote local purchasing by schools, hospitals and other large entities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the nonprofit Ecology Center environmental group announced the launch of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network, <a href="http://www.grandhaventribune.com/article/926731" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Grand Haven Tribune</em>. Organizers say they want schools, child care centers, hospitals, colleges and universities to get 20 percent of their food products from Michigan growers, producers and processors by 2020. The Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center is working with Michigan hospitals on the effort.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://food-management.com/news-trends/groups-launch-michigan-farm-institution-network#comments Colleges & Universities Healthcare K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:57:00 +0000 36311 at http://food-management.com St. Cloud VA to Build New Foodservice Facility http://food-management.com/news-trends/st-cloud-va-build-new-foodservice-facility <div class="field-deck"> The 18,000-sq.ft. facility is designed to better serve veterans living on campus or with mental health issues. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The St. Cloud VA Health Care System broke ground for an $8.4 million, 18,000-sq.ft. food services facility, <a href="http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/02/st-cloud-va-preps-bigger-kitchen-dining-area/7233317" target="_blank">reports</a> the St. Cloud Times. Construction is expected to begin in early May and will be completed in 16-24 months. The St. Cloud VA serves three meals a day at its food services building to veterans with mental health issues and uses carts to deliver the food to its community living centers.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://food-management.com/news-trends/st-cloud-va-build-new-foodservice-facility#comments Healthcare News & Trends Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:02:00 +0000 36291 at http://food-management.com Aurora Health Care’s Schairer Honored by WFF, Sysco http://food-management.com/healthcare/aurora-health-care-s-schairer-honored-wff-sysco <div class="field-deck"> Foodservice Head Wins Sewell Scholarship for Leadership </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lisa Schairer, vice president of food and nutrition services and environmental services for Aurora Health Care, was honored with the 2014 Sewell Scholarship from the Women’s Foodservice Forum and Sysco. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/aurora-health-care-s-schairer-honored-wff-sysco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/aurora-health-care-s-schairer-honored-wff-sysco#comments Healthcare News & Trends Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:24:00 +0000 36241 at http://food-management.com UCLA Hospitals Switch to Antibiotic-Free Meat to Fight Superbugs http://food-management.com/news-trends/ucla-hospitals-switch-antibiotic-free-meat-fight-superbugs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hospital officials at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica hope using antibiotic-free ground beef and chicken breasts will help in the fight against superbugs, according to The LA Times.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/ucla-hospitals-switch-antibiotic-free-meat-fight-superbugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/ucla-hospitals-switch-antibiotic-free-meat-fight-superbugs#comments Healthcare News & Trends Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:38:00 +0000 36211 at http://food-management.com Cura Names Director of Partnership Development http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/cura-names-director-partnership-development <div class="field-deck"> Becky Lockner will be responsible for developing the company’s senior living business throughout its marketing region. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cura Hospitality has named Becky Lockner director of partnership development with responsibility for developing the company&rsquo;s senior living business throughout its marketing region, promoting its dining, service, LivingLife wellness program and clinical care expertise.Most recently, Lockner served as director of business development for Holleran, a market research firm providing satisfaction and engagement research, organizational assessments, leadership evaluations and focus group facilitation to continuing care retirement communities.Earlier in her career at Holleran, Lockner served</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/cura-names-director-partnership-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/cura-names-director-partnership-development#comments Contractors Healthcare Cura Hospitality News & Trends Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:23:00 +0000 36081 at http://food-management.com Medical Center Teams With University's Hospitality School on Design of New Bistro http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/medical-center-teams-universitys-hospitality-school-design-new-bistro <div class="field-deck"> Niagara Falls Medical Center looks to Niagara University's College of Hospitality & Tourism to create a new retail dining venue. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has engaged Niagara University&#39;s College of Hospitality and Tourism to help create a modern caf&eacute; bistro that will replace the hospital&#39;s outdated cafeteria, <a href="http://www.niagara-gazette.com/communities/x1387885636/NFMMC-New-hospital-bistro-on-menu" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Niagara Gazette</em>. Niagara&#39;s hospitality students will work with architectural firm Cannon Designon on improving workflow and enhancing the customer experience while serving a variety of new menu choices in a comfortable, modern setting.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/medical-center-teams-universitys-hospitality-school-design-new-bistro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/medical-center-teams-universitys-hospitality-school-design-new-bistro#comments Healthcare News & Trends Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:59:00 +0000 36031 at http://food-management.com