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“We work with local producers to source meats, seafood, produce and even canola oil, and then call out the locations on a map to tell the story to guests.”
10-23-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We cross-train our staff for patient interactions that fall outside their sphere of influence, such as checking trash, room cleanliness, etc.
10-18-2013 Ideas and Innovation
Instead of trying to get all your managers together for a meeting, use FaceTime or Skype to be more efficient.
10-15-2013 Ideas and Innovation
Our catering staff have found that at buffet events, the majority of people want to try one of everything.
10-10-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We produce artisan sandwiches for our retail locations. We have a custom logo called Artisan Fresh and have labels to support the brand, along with point-of-sale marketing.
10-07-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We do Discover The Taste tables in all of our facilities on a regular basis. We present menu items that meet the parameters for healthy eating at the entrance to the cafés for customers to...
10-02-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We have digital menu boards in our retail services that are changed daily. A couple of months ago we started to incorporate pictures of different employees onto the board.
09-27-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We have cameras in our schools. At our monthly accident review board meeting we view videos of accidents so that the staff can see how people get hurt. This visual education helps prevent future...
09-25-2013 Ideas and Innovation
We created a Sustainable Products Project blog utilizing Blogger, Google Maps and Google Earth. Once we identify local food items that we use, we import where they are from into the blog. We also...
09-24-2013 Ideas and Innovation
One of our dietetic interns collected uneaten food from waste bins and built a “waste buffet” to demonstrate to students how much food they take but don’t even touch...