Lawrence Memorial Hospital launches new room service meal options

The room service program is part of the food and beverage division makeover.

Oct. 18—Here's one type of room service you won't have to tip for — after all, hospital gowns don't really have a good place to store a wallet.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials have approved a new room service meal option for patients by mid-2014.

Gone will be the days when patients have to fill out their menus a day in advance and then wait for the appointed time to have their meals delivered. Hospital leaders are working to create a system in which patients will be able to order a meal off of a restaurant-like menu and have it delivered within 30 minutes.