New York hospital adds new room service program

The Phelps Memorial Hospital Center's program allows patients to order food to be delivered bedside within the hour.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y.—The Phelps Memorial Hospital Center menu for patients is getting closer to resembling room service than hospital food.

The hospital recently introduced its patients to a new hotel-style on-demand menu. The new "Room Service" program allows patients to order food to be delivered to their beds within the hour.

"In addition to training staff to implement the new program, the hospital spent more than half a million dollars on a redesign of its kitchen, which underwent major renovations last summer," representatives said. "The kitchen was converted from a traditional hospital 1950s tray line to a modern state-of-the-art restaurant-style kitchen."