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Hospital Power Players: University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview

Hospital Power Players: University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview

A special report from FM and Technomic provides a detailed look into both patient and retail foodservice operations at the 50 largest hospitals.

11. University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview, Minneapolis

Licensed Beds: 1,700
Management: Sodexo
Avg. Daily In-patient Census: 734
Avg. No. In-patient Meals/Day: 1,514
No. of Retail Dining Outlets: 4
Total Annual Retail Sales:  $4.8 M*
Dining/Nutrition Services FTEs: 166.9

UM Medical Center (UMMC), the main university hospital for the University of Minnesota Medical School, sits on the two banks of the Mississippi River southeast of downtown Minneapolis. The East Bank campus, which sits adjacent to the UM Twin Cities campus, was the original university medical center, while the West Bank campus, formerly Saint Mary’s Hospital and Fairview-Riverside Medical Center, were integrated into the current organization following a merger in 1997.

UMMC is participating in the Hospital Healthier Food Initiative of the Partnership for a Healthier America in which it pledges the removal of deep-fried foods and commits to offering a high percentage of healthier items to patients, customers and employees. The hospital uses mostly a room service model for its patient dining with the exception of tray service to some behavioral units in the West Bank campus.

The hospital’s main cafeteria operates from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends serving a wide assortment of meal choices from grilled items to sandwiches to salads and desserts.

*includes revenues from gift shops

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