Great Spaces: Atrium Café at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.

Café took the place of three operations and increased participation by 35% to 40%.

In January 2013, Geisinger Medical Center opened the Atrium Café, in the lower level of the campus’s Hospital for Advanced Medicine. Foodservice Director Steve Cerullo says the 350-seat café took the place of three disparate operations and has increased participation at the 10,000-employee campus by 35% to 40%. A scatter-system servery features separate stations for pizza, entrées, grill items, salads and even sushi. There is also a small convenience store attached. This is the first phase of a two-stage project that includes a room service component, scheduled to kick off in late March. The second phase is a new production kitchen, for which ground was broken recently.

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