Healthcare http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6601/more en 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. Hospital Delivers Holiday Meals to Homebound Patients http://food-management.com/news-trends/hospital-delivers-holiday-meals-homebound-patients <div class="field-deck"> Inspira employees spent Thanksgiving morning taking food to homes of patients in need. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Inspira Health Network employees and their families spent the morning of November 27th delivering Thanksgiving meals to the homes of patients in need, <a href="http://snjtoday.com/inspira-employees-deliver-thanksgiving-meals-to-patients324" target="_blank">reports</a> SNJ Today. In total, they delivered 86 meals to 43 families in the community.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/hospital-delivers-holiday-meals-homebound-patients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/hospital-delivers-holiday-meals-homebound-patients#comments Healthcare News & Trends Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:54:00 +0000 43191 at http://food-management.com Making Group Dining Attractive for Wheelchair Bound Patients http://food-management.com/healthcare/making-group-dining-attractive-wheelchair-bound-patients <div class="field-deck"> Inglis House, a residential facility for para- and quadriplegic residents, poses unique challenges for its dining services. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Inglis House in downtown Philadelphia supports nearly 300 residents, all in wheelchairs due to severe neurodegenerative physical disabilities resulting in paraplegia and quadriplegia. Naturally, dining in such a facility requires a specialized approach as the majority of the residents cannot feed themselves without assistance.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/making-group-dining-attractive-wheelchair-bound-patients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/making-group-dining-attractive-wheelchair-bound-patients#comments Healthcare News & Trends Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:21:00 +0000 42851 at http://food-management.com <p>Residents of Inglis House enjoy a picnic lunch, one way the dining department tries to encourage communal activity and provide monotony breakers for the facility&#39;s wheelchair-bound patients.</p> Rooftop "Farm" Provides Very Local Produce to Hospital http://food-management.com/healthcare/rooftop-farm-provides-very-local-produce-hospital <div class="field-deck"> Eskenazi Hospital operates a 5,000 square foot “sky farm” on the roof of its outpatient building and uses the bounty in all facets of its onsite dining operations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Eskenazi Hospital operates a 5,000 square foot “sky farm” on the roof of its outpatient building and uses the bounty in all facets of its onsite dining operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/rooftop-farm-provides-very-local-produce-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/rooftop-farm-provides-very-local-produce-hospital#comments Healthcare News & Trends Private Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:06:00 +0000 42841 at http://food-management.com <p>FARMER IN THE SKY: Crops slated for use in onsite dining operations grow on the roof of Eskenazi Hopsital&#39;s outpatient building.</p> Hospital Café New Hot Spot for High Schoolers http://food-management.com/healthcare/hospital-caf-new-hot-spot-high-schoolers <div class="field-deck"> Trios Southridge Hospital serves about 60 students each day from the school across the street in its Bistro 52 café. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Given a chance to go off campus during lunch period, high school students tend to opt for the nearest fast food joint or c-store. Students at Southridge (Wash.) High School, however, are picking a different option, the retail caf&eacute; at the brand new Trios Southridge Hospital located just across the street. Called Bistro 52, the eatery serves a menu of pizzas, salads, burgers, fries, grilled sandwiches, soups and entrees, many packed for grab and go.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/hospital-caf-new-hot-spot-high-schoolers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/hospital-caf-new-hot-spot-high-schoolers#comments Healthcare K-12 Schools News & Trends Private Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:43:00 +0000 42741 at http://food-management.com <p>Students from Southridge (Wash.) High School enjoy lunch in the retail cafe of the adjacent Trios Southridge Hospital.</p> Mission Health Boosts Patient Satisfaction Despite Budget Cuts http://food-management.com/news-trends/mission-health-boosts-patient-satisfaction-despite-budget-cuts <div class="field-deck"> "Getting rid of the green Jell-O" has driven "woulkd recommend" scores to 83%, 12% above the national average. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mission Health System in Asheville, NC, has boosted patient satisfaction scores to 83 percent recommending thanks in part to a conscious effort to &quot;get rid of the green Jell-O, <a href="http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/11/03/yes-hospital-get-rid-green-jell-anyway/18443585" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Asheville Citizen-Times</em>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/mission-health-boosts-patient-satisfaction-despite-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/mission-health-boosts-patient-satisfaction-despite-budget-cuts#comments Healthcare News & Trends Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:20:00 +0000 42611 at http://food-management.com UW Health to Stop Selling Sugary Drinks http://food-management.com/news-trends/uw-health-stop-selling-sugary-drinks <div class="field-deck"> Remaining choices include bottled water, sparkling waters, vitamin waters, flavor-infused spa water, fat-free and low-fat milk, 100 percent fruit juices, low-calorie sports drinks, unsweetened teas and diet soda. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>UW Health plans to stop selling sugar-sweetened beverages by the end of the year, a move it says makes it one of the first health care organizations in Wisconsin to eliminate sugary drinks as a way of encouraging patients, employees and visitors to consume healthier alternatives, <a href="http://host.madison.com/news/local/health_med_fit/uw-health-to-stop-selling-sugary-drinks/article_f3f666c8-0d8a-5fda-b769-da4d5a50d912.html" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Wisconsin State Journal</em>. UW Hospital will also remove deep fryers from its cafeteria in December.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/uw-health-stop-selling-sugary-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/uw-health-stop-selling-sugary-drinks#comments Healthcare News & Trends Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:00 +0000 42341 at http://food-management.com Trends vs. Fads: Can You Tell the Difference? http://food-management.com/market-trends/trends-vs-fads-can-you-tell-difference <div class="field-byline"> Tara Fitzpatrick </div> <div class="field-deck"> Shifts in food culture are more complex than just cronuts or bacon... </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From kale to cronuts: what do food fads and trends really mean?</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/market-trends/trends-vs-fads-can-you-tell-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/market-trends/trends-vs-fads-can-you-tell-difference#comments Healthcare Market Trends Chicken Sweeten Your Revenue Private Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:41:00 +0000 42311 at http://food-management.com Thinkstock A Rockin’ New Rotisserie Station at UNCH http://food-management.com/healthcare/rockin-new-rotisserie-station-unch <div class="field-byline"> Tara Fitzpatrick </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Carved concept offers rotisserie chicken, pork and more as succulent sandwiches or satisfying plates at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/rockin-new-rotisserie-station-unch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/rockin-new-rotisserie-station-unch#comments Healthcare Beef Chicken Regional Pork Private Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:12:00 +0000 42271 at http://food-management.com <p>Rotisserie chicken at the University of North Carolina Hospitals&#39; new Carved concept</p> University of North Carolina Hospitals USC Opens Full-Service Campus Restaurant http://food-management.com/healthcare/usc-opens-full-service-campus-restaurant <div class="field-deck"> Edmondson Faculty Center, the only full service restaurant on the university’s medical school campus, also serves as a retreat space for visitors and guests of the hospital. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>University of Southern California Hospitality is reopening the Edmondson Faculty Center at the school&#39;s Health Science Campus. The only full service restaurant on the university&rsquo;s medical school campus, the Edmondson is a popular location for faculty and staff and also a retreat for hospital visitors and guests.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/healthcare/usc-opens-full-service-campus-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/healthcare/usc-opens-full-service-campus-restaurant#comments Colleges & Universities Healthcare News & Trends Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:34:00 +0000 42201 at http://food-management.com