Livingston HealthCare (LHC) has received an Intalere Healthcare Achievement
Award in the category of “Community Impact and/or Innovation”
for its cafeteria’s farm-to-institution program. The award recognizes
Intalere members who have implemented transformational initiatives to
enhance their operations through process improvements. Intalere is a supply
chain and group purchasing company that services over 95,000 healthcare
Livingston HealthCare’s Food and Nutrition Services Department implemented
its farm-to-institution program in 2007 with the objective of providing
healthy food and modeling healthy choices for the Park County community,
while at the same time supporting local farmers and food producers.
The design of Livingston HealthCare’s cafeteria—Café
Fresh—is unique to the hospital setting. “The idea is that
people eat with their eyes, therefore the majority of the food choices
are on display. We designed Café Fresh to lead by example, offering
tasty choices without compromising nutrition or quality,” says Jessica
Wilcox, LHC’s Food and Nutrition Services Manager.
As a recipient of Intalere’s Healthcare Achievement Award, Livingston
HealthCare will be honored at a special awards dinner May 16 in Orlando, Florida.
Whitney Harris, Marketing and Communications Manager