15. Montefiore Medical Center-Moses Campus, Bronx, N.Y.
Licensed Beds: 1,491
Foodservice Head: Chris Trivlis, director of food and nutrition
Avg. Daily In-patient Census: 712
Avg. No. In-patient Meals/Day: 3,020
No. of Retail Dining Outlets: 5
Total Annual Retail Sales: nr
Dining/Nutrition Services FTEs: 145
Montefiore uses a Food Service Advocate program that sends advocates to visit patients on special diets to try to customize their wants using nutritional guidelines. The primary goal of the program is to help make healthy eating a more enjoyable experience.
For the young patients at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, an à la carte food cart program offers breakfast and lunch. The breakfast cart prepares meals on the floor, and patients and visitors can often smell fresh waffles or French toast being cooked from their rooms.
Food and nutrition services has earned Gold Star recognition in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Healthy Hospital Food Initiative by adopting NYC Food Standards, which are evidence-based nutrition criteria that ensure employees, visitors and patients have better access to healthy food.
Montefiore has eliminated fried foods and sugary drinks in all food and beverages served in cafeterias, vending machines and patient meals and the foodservices team also created nutrition labels for food found in cafeterias, started a fresh juice bar and installed lobby water hydration stands.