Healthcare Spotlight


The average hospital foodservice director

We surveyed those individuals who are in charge of hospital foodservice operations and asked them to tell us about themselves. Hospital management operators were significantly more likely than other segments to hold the title of director of food and nutrition services, at 18%.

Steal This Idea

Food is art

We recently collaborated with several people in Carilion Clinic and Roanoke Public School System to develop a Food is Art Gallery. The gallery is located just outside our Mountain View Café and features art with a food theme, welcoming guests into

Foodservice operations in hospitals are always looking for ways to increase patient satisfaction. One Miami hospital is taking a creative approach by tweaking its menu—by adding sound. 

About 45% of the meat used in Overlake Medial Center's meat is antibiotic free.

Mercy Regional Medical Center serves 800 meals a day and is known as a local gathering spot for many employees and patients.

Jackson County Memorial Hospital will offer fresher food and a new restaurant-style menu for patients.

Kelly Ornberg, R.D., nutrition services manager at St. Charles Health System, Redmond, Ore., communicates well with her on-site managers and supports their authority to manage in her absence.  

Culture change, food trends and meal plans also covered in this year's census.

Hospitals battle with unhealthy endorsement and children's golden-arch smiles.

Twenty-five percent of California hospitals are participating in the California Healthy Food in Health Care Program.

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