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OMC Celebrating Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week

OMC Celebrating Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF), the only professional society for healthcare food and nutrition professionals in self-operated facilities, will celebrate Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week™ October 7-11.

“I would like to add a personal thank you to my team for all the great progress we have made over the past year,” said Michael Kenny, Food Service Director at OMC. “We have seen a huge increase in café sales, numerous outstanding catering events, and an increase in patient satisfaction scores. Without the great attitude, dedication, and teamwork of the Food Service employees none of this would have been possible.” Kenny would also like to remind everyone to thank the food service workers for all they do. OMC has 26 employees on staff in Foodservice.

The Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week™ tradition was started in 1985 by a legacy association that is now part of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF). Through their efforts the U.S. Congress declared that the first week of each October would be a national time to recognize the integral role that foodservice staff have in helping the employees and patients of healthcare facilities stay well-nourished and healthy. Today the importance of excellent nutrition has been established and documented, but it is even more critical to those individuals in healthcare facilities. This week is an excellent opportunity to recognize and thank those dedicated individuals who provide food and nutrition services in healthcare.

“Foodservice and nutrition professionals in healthcare play a vital role in maintaining the well-being of our patients,” said Randy Sparrow, President of AHF. “We rely on our foodservice professionals to create and deliver meals that are flavorful and nutritious. Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week is our way to say thank you to the many dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to provide comfort to our patients. ”

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) is the preeminent professional society dedicated to advancing self-operated healthcare foodservice as industry best practice. AHF develops healthcare foodservice professionals, assuring food and nutrition services are valued as an essential contributor to the healthcare organization’s mission. For more information, please visit www.healthcarefoodservice.org.

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