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market produce

We partnered with our produce company to offer farmers markets to the Northwest Community Healthcare region and employees during the summer months.

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The goal is to provide key information such as weather, menu selections, employee updates, special events, issues and repairs.

We invite managers to call down and place orders for their units, and we take the lunches up to them.

Chef Henry Godfrey at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn., created a cooking group to support some of the hospital’s psychiatric patients.

We have begun sending milk at breakfast only to those patients who ask for it, instead of including milk on every tray.

There’s no space for us to invite local farmers to do a farmers market. So we had our produce company bring in local produce.

We have gone to electronic inservice training, because it was hard to get everyone to attend training in person.

We have a lot of Burmese patients who have literacy issues and can’t read our menus, so we started a room service style just for them.

To try to build camaraderie among foodservice and housekeeping staff, who don’t really know each other, we created an ice cream social.

We use technology to give students a chance to connect directly with me in our “Ask the Dietitian” series.

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