How to Improve Your Healthcare Facility's Foodservice Program
Healthcare facilities are considerably under scrutiny from the public eye more often than almost any other industry. Trusted with the health and wellbeing of patients, utilizing staff that works intensive long hours, and being a community-based location for all things health-related, they're held to an extremely high set of standards.
In this blog, we'll review a few ways you can improve your healthcare facility's foodservice program without having to make drastic changes to the facility.
FOLLOW THE TRENDS
It may sound a little corny, but following the latest technology and marketing trends can offer a great deal of benefits to your foodservice operation. Utilizing things like a rotating menu that offers new cuisines, to-go or pick-up order options, and online ordering can completely change the impact your facility makes on somebody's comfort level at your facility.
Staff often don't have time to sit and eat a meal, so providing them with to-go or pick-up order options that they can pay for in-app and order from the convenience of their phone can help ensure everyone is getting a healthy meal. Changing up the menu to offer a variety of food options can help make a patient feel less stressed about being in a facility. For visitors, this can simply bring a moment of comfort if they're visiting a loved one. Tasty dishes can often remind somebody of home, which can help reduce high blood pressure and lower blood pressure. Food has proven to have a comforting impact and can be helpful to somebody's recovery process.
ROOM SERVICE FOR A CHANGE
When you think of room service, you probably think of going on vacation to a snazzy resort and ordering food after a day out. The great thing about room service is that it doesn't have to be limited to a hotel's services. The reality is that room service in a healthcare facility can not only provide comfort to a patient, but it can also help reduce food waste, which can save money and help reduce your carbon footprint. When a patient can order what they want when they want, this results in less food going to uneaten and this can help reduce patient meal costs.
SAVE MONEY AND TIME WITH THE LATEST EQUIPMENT
We all know that having brand new equipment in a kitchen can make improvements to serving solely because it's new. However, did you know that you can actually save money with new equipment? Eaton Marketing specializes in staying on top of the latest foodservice equipment from the very best manufacturers in Florida. From pick-up cabinets that allow you to stick to trends and help reduce bacteria by limiting methods of contact to refrigeration systems that help prevent food from going bad, all of our equipment is designed to optimize your healthcare facility's foodservice program.
Not only do our product solutions stay on top of the latest trends, but they're up to date with the latest technology and can assist in maintaining the quality of your menu items. All of the equipment we offer is durable, highly tested, and designed with the consumer in mind.
Whether you need a cart that keeps meals warm or cold, an appliance that reduces energy consumption, or any number of variables that can help you improve your foodservice program, we've got you covered. Get your free healthcare foodservice equipment assessment today to find out the best improvements you can make for your healthcare facility's foodservice program.
Written by Kevin Eaton
Kevin Eaton is the President of Eaton Marketing & Associates and a seasoned Manufacturer Rep in Florida.