Integrated Health Svcs. targets food-costs, labor

July 1998
FoodService Director;07/15/98, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p10
Trade Publication
Reports on Integrated Health Services Inc.'s efforts to implement greater efficiencies in its meal programs following the Prospective Payment System (PPS) regulations in the United States. Provisions of the PPS; Company's focus on food-costs and labor; Goal to achieve cost savings in the food and supplements budget; Collaboration with Sysco on an electronic commerce program.


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