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We do a “Tip of the Day” email for our managers at 7 a.m. Typically, it is job related, or it can be fun. It's a reminder for a given topic or process...

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Employees are assembled into teams and then asked to find things, such as the nearest fire extinguisher or a fellow employee who has a child in high school.

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.

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