Emily Rogan

Emily Rogan
foodservicedirector@winsightmedia.com


As part of its $120 million renovation, Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, Ohio, dedicated $4.4 million toward the design and construction of Bryden Bistro, a contemporary on-...
Faced with the ongoing challenge of ensuring patients with dementia receive enough nutrition, healthcare foodservice personnel are turning to innovative programs to encourage food intake. The problem...
For patients in a hospital, food is often the only thing they can control. And for those hospital employees and visitors, the café is often a welcomed spot of respite from the hectic...
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As food prices continue to climb, healthcare operators are tasked with finding innovative ideas to keep customers satisfied and budgets under control. At Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial Healthcare, Dave...
To educate and support a team that is productive and attuned to patients' needs, foodservice directors rely on a combination of training methods—some of which are decidedly low tech.
In 1998, Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus, Okla., received an overall meal service score of just 38% in its Press Ganey survey. By 2003, that number had soared to 93%. Key to the positive...
When Kansas Heart Hospital, an acute care hospital specializing in cardiovascular services, was opened in 1999, the kitchen was designed to serve the hospital’s 23-bed capacity. Although...
Instead of three scheduled meals delivered to patients whether they’re hungry or not, many hospitals across the country are switching to cooked-to-order, personalized tray service, an...
When it’s lunchtime in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, folks head to Mercy Medical Center—not because they’re sick, but because they’re hungry. The cafeteria food is...
As colleges and universities across the country join the movement to offer healthier and more nutritious foods, foodservice directors are faced with the challenge of marketing those healthy foods to...

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The new unpaid-balance policy at Canon-McMillan School District in Pittsburgh is making waves after a former cafeteria worker sounded off about the practice on social media.

Stacy Koltiska said she quit her job with the district after being forced to take hot meals away from students who owed lunch money, CBS News reports .

Under a new policy that was implemented at Canon-McMillan this year, students whose lunch debt exceeds $25 are not allowed to receive a hot lunch. Children in grades K-6 are given a sandwich in its place, and older students receive no lunch. A recent...

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Due to low participation in its lunch program, Talawanda School District in Oxford, Ohio, is raising the price of school meals this year, Patch.com reports .

The cost of school lunches will see a 30-cent increase, half of which is being enacted to cover the district’s budget. The other half is being required by the government to cover the cost of free and reduced-price lunches provided to low-income families. Prior to this year, the district had not raised prices since 2009.

The district’s cafeterias have experienced a decline in student participation since implementing the...

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Six Philadelphia hospitals were honored by the city’s department of public health for healthy food initiatives introduced as part of the local Good Food, Healthy Hospitals program, bizjournals.com reports .

The hospitals each debuted healthy measures to their dining services, such as lowering the cost of water bottles and seltzers, and offering dishes that incorporate local produce. One hospital was also honored for operating its own organic farm.

The facilities that were honored were:

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