Until the end of last year, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital had depended on an adjacent facility, Mercy Health St. Mary’s Hospital, with which it has no other formal affiliation, to provide it with patient meals, which were transported over three times a day—fortunately, there is a covered connecting corridor! That’s because Mary Free Bed had no food production facilities of its own.
Neither did it have an onsite retail dining venue, so staff would patronize the dining options at St. Mary’s.
Not only did Mary Free Bed debut a new production kitchen and in-house patient meal service last December but also at the beginning of May it launched its new retail café, featuring four serving stations plus an extensive grab-and-go section. For more details, go here.
The new patient and retail dining operations, managed by Unidine, feature almost completely scratch-made selections that offer variety and healthful nutritional profiles. Here is a quick look at the facilities and some of the menu options.