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Solving Labor Pains
New York-area operators tap into a reliable source for motivated labor. A former welfare grandmother who never held a paying job before is now a full-time employee in a bustling medical center kitche...
Nina Dubman: Change Maker
The Apostolic Christian Church, which believes in and promotes the doctrines of the gospel found in the Bible, operates 10 nursing homes for the elderly in five states, in addition to two hundred apartment units for elderly persons not requiring specialized care.
Without much prompting, Patty Guist will tell you that she's convinced you get fewer sales per foodservice employee in a cafeteria than you do in a unit combining convenience with foodservice. She's also convinced that a convenience store/foodservice hybrid is the better model simply because it's more efficient.
In the New York metropolitan area, Phyllis Filgate, MA, RD, CDN, is known as the cook-chill queen—a sobriquet she's earned by running the challenging Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN 3) centralized commissary in St. Albans, Queens. This production center produces 10,000 meals per day to fill the needs of three integrated sites as well as two freestanding locations within the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Health Administration.
Deep in the snow-belt region of New York State, a white Nissan Maxima with Pennsylvania license plates pulls into the parking lot of 180-bed Lourdes Hosp. in Binghamton, NY, each weekday morning. The driver, Tony Ceccarelli, the facility's dir. of food and nutrition svcs., says he doesn't mind the commute one bit. Having been assistant director at the location for four years in the late 1990s, he'd left to serve as fsd at a long-term care self-op closer to his Scranton home, his wife and their two young children. But, when Morrison Management Svcs., the f/s contractor at Lourdes for the past decade, as well as hospital administrators invited him back as director two years ago, he happily returned.