Conn. hospital café gets healthy renovation

Morrison upgrades hospital café with more variety and focus on nutrition.

April 4—After being closed for six weeks, the Danbury (Conn.) Hospital café, upgraded from cafeteria status, has reopened. Diners said they were pleased. The place looked better. The flow of traffic moved smoothly, and the café offered a broader and healthier selection of food.

"It's spectacular," said Dr. Paul Nee, an infectious disease specialist at the hospital, who selected a roasted vegetable sandwich with a side of green bean salad.

Promising a better variety of food, Morrison took over food operations in 2011 as a cost-saving move by the hospital. Along with brightening the decor, the company decided to greatly expand the types of food offered, and bring a focus to healthy and local foods. The café has a pizza stand, a deli, a sandwich section, a grill. You can get a hamburger and Asian stir-fry.