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Find out how an AHF member facility, UNC REX Healthcare, was able to turn a closed cafe into fresh revenue, a valuable resource for staff and a morale booster in this article highlighting their recent convenience market. Read the full story here .
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AHF Member Tim Schoonmaker sits down with FSD magazine to discuss how a 20 year career in healthcare foodservice has assisted him and his team with emergency preparedness by using a CER statement and additional strategies to stay on top of any situation, such as COVID-19. Read the full conversation here
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As we continue to support our foodservice professionals during this difficult time, AHF has launched the new Operator Emergency Supply Request Network. The Network provides member Operators and Business Partners a central location to request and supply products or services during emergency situations. Operators can make request here and Business Partners can list their supplies, products and services here .
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Executive Chef and  AHF  Board Member Aatul Jain discusses confronting the COVID-19 pandemic while working in  healthcare   foodservice, continued service to patients and the many ways to protect staff  with Food Management's Becky Schilling. Listen to the podcast h
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Congratulations to AHF Board Member Eric Eisenberg of Rogue Valley Manor for winning IFMA's 2020 Silver Plate Award - Health Care*! You can read more about Eric's win here .  Eric joins fellow AHF board members as well as past Presidents, committee chairs and legacy members as the 13th consecutive winner in a row from AHF membership!   2019 Bill Marks Director, Food Nutrition and Environmental Services Hennepin Healthcare 2012 Dan Henroid, MS, RD Director, Nutrition and Food Services UCSF Medical Center 2018 Jim McGrody Culinary Director ...
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Updated April 2, 2020 We know our members are tracking the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (2019-nCoV). To that end, we have compiled the below resources and tools below. Furthermore, AHF business partners have begun sharing tools and resources that may be of value as you continue to plan. Check back to this blog post regularly as we will continue to add additional material or guidance as they are made available to us. A discussion has also been launched on AHF’s Online Community. Join the conversation here. Note : AHF is not a scientific or regulatory body, we are a national nonprofit association providing resources and support to self-operated ...
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The Clinical Nutrition Management document is a compilation of resources recently released by AHF's Self Operated Support (SOS) Team. The resource is aimed at foodservice facility directors and managers to provide quick, helpful and informative information important to areas of clinical dietetics.  Click here to view the new resource document and here to view the other documents provided by the SOS Team that help self-operated facilities battle the threat of contractors, justify your value and stay self-operated
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Article Author: Rita Negrete-Rousseau | February 3, 2020| Foodservice Equipment Reports Magazine With new regulations pushing for "greener" chemical cooling options, some manufacturers have no choice but to make improvements to the way their products store and cool food. With these new changes and more appealing options style wise hitting the market, foodservice facilities have several options and reasons, lower electricity bills being one, to make the switch to new refrigeration products.  Read the full article here .
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Article Author: Lisa Arnett | February 3, 2020| Foodservice Equipment Reports Magazine Improved efficiency, workflow and satisfaction among patients as well as staff has been the outcome of Franciscan Health Michigan City's recent redesign to patient room service and retail cafe. The success of the switch can be attributed to more grill-to-order foods, new customization with menu options and a dessert and coffee station. Read about the other improvements that have boosted Franciscan Health Michigan City's Foodservice Department here .
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In today’s workforce, we have as many as five different generations working together. Therefore, it is important to understand that each generation has a different mindset, work style, and way of communicating. This webinar will help you understand how to recruit, retain and lead multi-generational teams, improving communication and performance in your workplace. The more we are able to understand each other, the better we are able to work together. Join our speaker, Michelle Green-Ford and moderator Julie Jones for this 1-hour webinar  March 10, 2020 from 4:00-5:00PM EST . This is the finale of our three-part workforce webinar series. Register Here ...
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By  Benita Gingerella  on Feb. 14, 2020 I Foodservice Director Last March, Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., announced that it would switch from a contract foodservice provider to a self-operated program for the first time in school history.  When Ithaca's foodservice team went self-op, Cornell University and other community allies stepped up to help. Read Full Article Her
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AHF is now accepting applications for it's 2020 Annual Culinary Competition to take place during the upcoming Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, August 4-7, 2020. AHF’s Culinary Competition is a career-changing opportunity for our competing member teams. Five teams of two are selected from self-operated facilities around the country. Each year our five teams compete for Gold, Silver, and Bronze spots across a two hour timed competition with set ingredient options selected from AHF’s curated Market Basket. Competitors are selected through a rigorous, blinded, selection process. It's time to start thinking about your team and original recipe! Competition hopefuls ...
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For some patients at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center near Vancouver, Wash., three squares a day don’t stop once the discharge orders are signed. Patients at risk for malnutrition—either because of a poor diet, chronic illness or the condition that brought them to the hospital in the first place—are eligible for a month of home-delivered ready-to-eat meals. Megan Rowe  |  Feb 11, 2020 I Food Management Magazine Read Full Artic
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In 2019 AHF's new FISH Talks (Food, Innovation, Service, Hospitality) brought together experts from across the industry of self-operated healthcare foodservice to present thought-provoking 15-minute ted-talk style presentations during it's 2019 Annual Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. During AHF's inaugural FISH Talks, presenters Dan Henroid, Patti Dollarhide, Andrew Shakman, and Chris McCracken spoke to the growing focus on sustainability in healthcare foodservice. AHF's FISH Talks and panel discussion are available on it's YouTube Channel. Join AHF at it's 11th Annual Conference on August 4-7, 2020 to catch the next FISH Talks and gain up to 15 continuing education ...
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Calling all exemplary operators from the self-operated foodservice industry in acute care, senior dining, and long term care. AHF's 2020 awards nominations are now being accepted and will remain open until March 9th. Selected award winners will be honored during a ceremony at AHF's 2020 Annual Conference this coming August in Orlando, FL. Each award winner will receive recognition during the conference, a full scholarship, and travel assistance to attend AHF 2020 and receive their award. Awards winners are also featured in a coming issue of AHF's S.O. Connected and in AHF press releases. Submit nominations for yourself or colleagues for ...
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Tara Fitzpatrick   |   Jan 27, 2020 New forward-facing café solves lunch-rush volume issue with grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, coffee, baked goods and the piece de resistance: a new pizza oven that communicates home and hearth.  Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., designed its latest construction project with comfort and convenience at the forefront, along with a welcoming emphasis to the food available here. Grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, baked goods, pizza and coffee are all front and center with the North Star Café.   Read Full Artic
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ProHealth Care's initiative, Harvest of the Month, shares new recipes that highlight produce and educate on food safety and proper preparation. This initiative invites community members to be more active by cooking healthier meals at home. Thank you Andrew for sharing!
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AHF's 2020 Annual Conference ( www.ahfconference.org ) taking place August 4-7 in Orlando, Florida, is set to Ignite Excellence in acute care and senior dining. In November of 2019 AHF's Conference Planning Committee visited the property to plan sessions, speakers, and events. Earlier in January AHF launched the 2020 website and registration will open in early February. AHF members and nonmembers are encouraged to register and network with like-minded colleagues! AHF's Annual Conference is the only national event specifically focus on supported self-operated facilities in acute care and senior dining with industry experts from across the country prepared ...
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Food Management published their first-ever Senior Dining Power Players feature “Presenting the 25 senior dining Power Players” which gives readers a glimpse into the senior dining segment and highlight 25 exceptional dining programs. Mike Buzalka | January 6, 2020 The Association for Healthcare Foodservice would like to congratulate  AHF member, Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown, PA  for being selected as a Senior Dining Power Player! To read the full article, click HERE .
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DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- New technology is bringing fresh produce to hospital patients at Lynchburg General Hospital. There is now a hydroponic “micro-farm” inside Lynchburg General Hospital’s cafeteria. This is the first hospital in the entire nation using this sort of technology. Instead of digging in the ground to cultivate this harvest, Tim Schoonmaker, the executive chef for Centra Nutrition Services, can control the lettuce he grows with the tap of his finger. Read the full article from ABC News 13 I CLICK HER
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