DELAND – Florida Hospital DeLand received the award for Regional Account of the Year from Morrison Healthcare Food Services, the nation’s only food service company exclusively dedicated to providing food, nutrition and dining services to hospitals and health systems.
The Atlanta-based company serves approximately 585 acute care clients in 41 states, including some of the largest and most prominent integrated healthcare systems in the United States.
The criteria for earning this award is quite lengthy, but some of the reasons Florida Hospital DeLand was recognized included passing the Joint Commission survey with no notations for the Food & Nutrition Services department; increasing sales by 17%; implementing a rewards program that allows patrons to use their smartphones to collect rewards in the cafe for healthy eating; and reducing food costs.
In addition, Florida Hospital DeLand’s Certified Executive Chef Angel Pereira was chosen for the Masterworks III program by the American Culinary Federation.
On October 31, Florida Hospital DeLand’s food and nutrition staff will be presented with the award by Adam Pickus, Morrison Healthcare Food Services Regional Director of Operations, and Bruce Allan, Morrison Healthcare Food Services Regional Vice President.
About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue in DeLand, was established in 1962 and is a 156-bed full service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as 24-hour emergency and critical care. Florida Hospital DeLand is a part of the Adventist Health System; the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as well as Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Florida Hospital DeLand is Chest Pain Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and is a certified Stroke and PCI Center. The hospital has also been recognized for the seventh consecutive year among the 2011 Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.