Final HFM Conference Wraps Up

With a presentation Friday morning from
consultant Georgie Shockey, the 21st HFM Conference became history,
but not before its last awards were presented and the gavel was passed to not
only a new president but a new organization.


At Thursday's Awards Dinner, HFM three
most significant awards were handed out. They included the President's Award,
which President Bruce Thomas gave to Cindy Parker of Basic American Foods for
her work in helping Thomas during his presidency.


The third John Cabot "Making a Difference" Award was presented to Marty
Rothschild of Aladdin Temp-Rite for his efforts at making HFM a strong
organization over the years.


The Angelo Gagliano Operator of the
Year Award was given to Mary Angela Miller of Ohio State University Medical
Center for her accomplishments in healthcare foodservice and within HFM.


At the end of the evening, Bruce Thomas
gave a touching speech as he closed the books on HFM, which was dissolved after
the conference. He then passed the reins to Kris Shcroeder of Swedish Medical
Center, who will be the first president of the new Association for Healthcare
Foodservice. The new organization represents a melding of HFM with the American
Society for Healthcare Food Service Administrators. Click here for photos of the awards presentations and from the entire conference.