TITLE

Taking First Steps

AUTHOR(S)
King, Paul
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
FoodService Director;8/15/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents tips on implementing a room service program in a hospital. According to Shelley Kalfas, senior VP of food and nutrition brand management for Sodexho's healthcare division, room service has to be coordinated with medication, physical therapy, etc. It really takes a team effort to make the program work. The biggest challenge to selling room service is to make sure that everyone is on the same page, with nursing being the most important department to consider.
ACCESSION #
21940563

 

Related Articles

  • KIDS' HOSP. ADDS TO A LA MINUTE MENU.  // FoodService Director;7/15/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p5 

    Reports on the drop in food costs at Childrens' Hospital of Los Angeles in California since the implementation of room service. Percentage of decline in food costs; Advantages of room service system; Effect of the room service program on labor costs.

  • SERVICE UP, WASTE AND COSTS DOWN: Hosp. redirects expenses with room svc.  // FoodService Director;8/15/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p5 

    Reports that Highline Community Hospital in Burien, Washington has redirected foodservice operational expenses by replacing traditional meal trays with room service. Functions of room service staff; Schedule of the room service.

  • Hospital Power Players: UAB Hospital.  // Food Management Exclusive Insight;10/26/2015, p3 

    The article focuses on the room service style model of UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama for patient dining and the redesign of its North Pavilion food court.

  • Room service goes high-tech.  // FoodService Director;1/15/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p6 

    The article focuses on the technology used for the room service at Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, allowing patients to see the menu on their in-room TV and provide instant feedback about their meals to the dietary department. Aspects of food service which the patients are...

  • The Room Service Menu. King, Paul // FoodService Director;8/15/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p30 

    This article presents way to achieve menu success with a room service program in a hospital. Room service allows hospitals to broaden the menu choices available to patients. The key component is customization, it is important to personalize the menu to the patient before they ever see it....

  • ROOM SERVICE TO THE RESCUE: Wash. hosp. holds line on costs, staff.  // FoodService Director;2/15/2004, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p10 

    Reports on the satisfaction of customers over the room service offered by the foodservice operators of the Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, Maryland. Comment from foodservice operations manager Diana Hitchcock; Availability of the room service; Average meal cost.

  • Serving Smiles. Richter-Zeunik, Mary // FoodService Director;10/15/2004, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p28 

    Discusses the implementation of a room service model at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. Features of the foodservice model; Details of the implementation program; Benefits of the room service for both patients and hospital employees.

  • ROOM SERVICE STILL MINORITY.  // FoodService Director;6/15/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p6 

    The article reports on a survey on the percentage of hospitals that offer room service in the U.S. in 2006. According to the FSD Hospital Census, despite the success of room service in hospitals that have implemented it, only 29 percent of hospitals offered the concept. Among hospitals that do,...

  • The Pod SQUAD. Buzalka, Mike // Food Management;Dec2010, Vol. 45 Issue 12, p20 

    The article discusses the approach used by hospital foodservice directors to achieve patient's satisfaction at University of Utah Hospital in Utah. It outlines the importance of planning an upgrade to patient meal approach including room services. It also suggests the significance of a pod-based...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics