Healthcare Spotlight


Hospital uses robots to deliver patient meals

Eight robots will be used to transport food from nutrition services to patient floors in a separate campus facility.


How one operator tackled malnutrition

A request for at-home meal support for a patient at Lee Memorial in Fort Myers, Fla., led System Director of Food & Nutrition Services Larry Altier to uncover a gap in care.

The eatery recently concluded a $591,000 revamp.

Each introduced healthy measures such as cutting the cost of non-sugary beverages.

Foodservice staff crafted a petition 1,200 signatures deep and has plans to picket.

Despite the perception that frozen is inferior, modern technology has given IQF produce the farm-fresh edge.

The goal is to educate about the risks of a high-sodium diet, officials say.

Students at a local school will learn how to make vegetarian tamales and later showcase the dishes they helped create.

One of the reasons behind the push is to keep more purchasing dollars in the state.

Officials say kids also will play games and learn about nutrition.

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