Department of the Month
Alliance Community Hospital’s Department of the Month for June is Nutritional Services.
The Nutritional Services Department provides all aspects of food service for the Café, Community Care Center, meals on wheels, as well as all inpatient meals. It also provides catering services in-house and to the public.
The department specializes in providing excellent food at a good value to guests.
The opening of the new facility has brought the opportunity for growth of the department’s programs and services.
According to Louise Roth, since moving into the new facility, sales have more than doubled for the Café.
In addition to now being able to offer more menu items, the Café has also extended its hours of operation.
“The Colleagues have done a great job adapting to the positive changes,” said Roth. “They have shown their dedication to their jobs by being flexible with the change of routine.”
There are currently 52 Colleagues in the department, with over half having at least five years of service.
“It’s a good starting point,” said Roth. “A number of Colleagues who now work in other departments in the hospital started in Nutritional Services.”
Roth added that they also have a number of high school and college students on staff, as well as children of Colleagues who currently work at the hospital.
The department recently completed a great milestone when it initiated the “At Your Service” meal program, which gives patients the option of having room service during their stay at the hospital.
For those who are unable to order meals on their own, the department has set up a hostess program in conjunction with the room service program. Both programs are designed to be focused on both the individual and nutritional needs of the patient.
But the department has not stopped there.
“There is always something new going on,” said Roth. “We are always looking for new recipes and ways to be creative.”
Congratulations the Nutritional Services Department on this great achievement. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. It is because of Colleagues like you that make Alliance Community Hospital a great place to work.