Connected September 2015



COST SAVERS FROM METHODIST HOSPITALS COLLABORATE Morrison Healthcare representatives from five Methodist

Hospitals collaborated to save money and win the system’s “The Power of One Idea.” Their innovation, called “Sticker Shock,” saved the system $21,650, by minimizing the number of duplicate patient meal stickers. At their five accounts, these innovators put system controls in place to assure accurate data and avoid the costly misprints.

Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta , a summer educational program for girls of all ages, teamed up with Morrison Healthcare , and our business partner, Dole , at Girls

Inc.’s facility this July to provide a Kitchen Event experience. Morrison Healthcare’s Health and Wellness Manag- er Tara Snow shared fun facts about

Chef Ken with smoothie apprentices

healthful fruits and vegetables, while Dole’s Chef Ken Shipton demonstrated making smoothies for the group using these foods. Hands-on learning followed, with some group competition to see which group could make the, among other things, “Most Creative Smoothie.”



Hard work, positive attitude, and great work ethic has garnered Danny Nelson, EVS “Trash Tech” at Palmdale Regional Medical Center in California, Desert Haven’s “Employee of the Year Award.” Danny was honored at a

CBS affiliate WSPA-TV featured live reports during their news shows on July 22 from Spartanburg Regional Hospi- tal, SC , on how the kitchen is reaching out to the community. Says reporter Eryn Rogers , many local residents live in “food deserts,” and the kitchen has opened its doors, serving some 5,000 healthy meals a day! Chef Derrick Williams is featured preparing a dish, while Clinical Dietitian Joan Cope explains their “Flavors 450” stir-fry station. Hospital CNM Carole Mabry discusses local health challenges.

recent ceremony, which was attended by many prominent

members of the community. Crothall Healthcare was in turn bestowed with the title, “Employer of the Year,” “because of our commitment to helping this community better itself from within,” states Christopher Belknap, Director of EVS and Linen Services at the center. Desert Haven , a job-coaching organization for those with special needs, worked with Danny and the EVS Department to make the placement a success. “I am very proud of the incredible way we have become part of the community so quickly in Palmdale,” remarks Division Vice President Bill Gargano .

From L: Desert Haven Director Jenny Moran , Award winner Danny Nelson and Sandy Price, Board President Desert Hav en



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