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Food First: A Fresh Alternative to Commercial Supplements

For decades, protein rich shakes and bars have been touted as effective nutritional solutions for the elderly and patients at risk for weight loss.  But in recent years the market has expanded to the general population seeking easy alternatives to a well-balanced diet. In fact, a report entitled Nutritional Supplements in the U.S. predicted sales would

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A Fresh Approach to Hospital Dining

Unidine was recently featured in an article with Executive Insight Magazine, discussing its approach as a strategic partner for hospitals and healthcare facilities. Unidine’s approach to hospital dining is based on three pathways that support the needs of patients, employees and the community.  This strategy has helped the company establish a unique presence in the

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Patient Centered Dining Program

(Part 3 of 3) We started this series with an overview of the philosophy of patient centered care, and then discussed management strategy necessary to ensure it remains a management focus.  In this article, we examine individual tactics – the programs that different hospitals are using to deliver patient centered care and that are related

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The Evolution of Hospital Dining Programs

(Part 1 of 3) Hospitals Respond to Improve Patient Centered Care Hospitals are concerned, first and foremost, with the quality of the medical care they provide. Beyond this primary concern are many other important issues. Some are central to a hospital’s strategy, while others play an ancillary role. Historically, food and dining services in hospitals

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Welcome To Our New Blog!

Welcome to our new blog, Exceptional Hospital Dining Experiences. Hospitals are experiencing a turbulent marketplace and a monumental shift in healthcare delivery models in the United States. This blog will discuss the intersection of dining programs and the wide range of issues that hospital executives face on a daily basis. Hospital dining programs are complex, consisting of

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