Top 10 healthcare dining stories of 2021

The year’s top healthcare dining stories include innovations operators are undertaking to serve patients, staff and visitors despite the continuing challenges posed by the pandemic and its variants.

Hospitals are on the front lines of the pandemic response, which means their dining programs must keep up service to patients, staff and whatever visitors are permitted on the premises despite restrictions, shortages, limitations and mandates. This challenge has been met by healthcare dining professionals in a variety of ways that Food Management has followed and documented over the past 18 months. During this past year, as the virus receded and them seemed to re-emerge with new variants, hospital dining teams have developed and rolled out a variety of ways to provide quality, convenient and safe foodservice.

Here are 10 stories from 2021 dealing detailing some of these solutions.

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