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DM&A and Junum Announce Partnership

DM&A and Junum Announce Partnership to Help Hospitals Take Action in Mitigating Malnutrition! For Immediate Release Tuesday, April 5, 2022 DM&A and Junum announced today that they have entered a strategic partnership that will help hospitals take action to provide the best tools to care for malnutrition. Untreated malnutrition diagnoses put patients at risk

By |April 4th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on DM&A and Junum Announce Partnership

Paella Recipe

Try new flavors and foods from around the world! #CelebrateMyPlate with this Paella Recipe.  #NationalNutritionMonth Foodservice Scaled Recipe Recipe for 4

By |March 31st, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Paella Recipe

How to Remain Self-Op

The Key – Ensure that your operation is so GREAT, that contractors can’t find any weaknesses to exploit. Our FREE resource will give you the tips to remain self-op.

By |December 15th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on How to Remain Self-Op

Top 5 Benefits of Using Interim Managers

It is an absolute certainty that at some point your facility’s Food Service or EVS division will have an unplanned absence of leadership.  Relocation, retirement, maternity, sabbatical, lottery winner, and a host of other reasons are difficult to foresee.  Most hospitals have no “batter’s box” of trained managers ready to fill the gap.  Below

By |August 10th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Top 5 Benefits of Using Interim Managers

How to Manage Significant Employee Turnover

Employee turnover can be involuntary or voluntary but a significant amount can disrupt your daily operations. Hire New Employees: Business goes on and service does too so you must hire.  Be highly selective to avoid recruiting and training costs.  If you cannot hire in time, hiring temporary employees is an option. Re-Train the Entire

By |July 27th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on How to Manage Significant Employee Turnover

12 Ways to Deal With Difficult Employees

Here's a quick list: Kill them with kindness Always be honest Go the extra mile Avoid confrontation Stay calm Illustrate how to compromise Try to never say no Don't back down Don't hold a grudge Show you're a team player Evaluate the person as an asset If possible, let the employee be the one

By |March 9th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on 12 Ways to Deal With Difficult Employees

12 Practical Realignment Steps Through COVID Checklist

Repackage meals, take-out options, grab n'go Pop-up groceries Tray delivery changes in some units Reallocate labor resources Mitigate cost increases Plan for supply chain challenges Reanalyze cost/benefit of catering and catered food Slim down menus Reexamine GPO agreements and rebates Use software to monitor and

By |January 19th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on 12 Practical Realignment Steps Through COVID Checklist

Managing a Clinical Dietitian Team as a Non-Clinical Food Service Director

Though many healthcare facilities require their Food Service Director to be a Registered Dietitian, some allow for Certified Dietary Managers or highly experienced Food Service Operators to fill that role.  Should you find yourself in direct charge of a team of Registered Dietitians in your Nutritional Services department, and you are NOT an RD,

By |September 23rd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Managing a Clinical Dietitian Team as a Non-Clinical Food Service Director

Chef Showcase – Chef Melinda Garland

Melinda Garland Executive Chef, Kaiser Permanente WLA On facing new challenges... The Health Industry has been working on the front lines throughout this pandemic. We are part of an amazing team of professionals that keep going day after day. Our team works long hours and many days in a row and always with a

By |June 11th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Chef Showcase – Chef Melinda Garland

Can’t Stop Culinary – Chef Showcase

Chef Timothy Schoonmaker Foodservice Director, Chef - Centra Health On facing new challenges... As the Director of Foodservice, I am responsible for a system of four hospitals with several off site restaurants, a food truck, and a 20 room hotel/hospitality center. When the pandemic hit, our facilities were immediately closed off to everyone except

By |May 28th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Can’t Stop Culinary – Chef Showcase