National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week

National Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week, celebrated annually from October 1st to October 7th, is a time to recognize and appreciate the dedicated professionals who play a vital role in our healthcare system. These unsung heroes work tirelessly to ensure that patients receive nourishing and delicious meals during their stay in healthcare facilities. Let’s take a moment to celebrate their contributions and express our gratitude.

The Heart of Healthcare:

Healthcare foodservice workers are the heart of healthcare institutions. They understand the importance of nutrition in the healing process and go above and beyond to prepare and serve balanced and appetizing meals. Whether it’s a comforting bowl of soup for a patient on the mend or a specialized diet for someone with dietary restrictions, these professionals tailor their services to meet individual needs.

A Multifaceted Role:

The role of healthcare foodservice workers extends beyond the kitchen. They collaborate with dietitians and medical staff to ensure that patients’ dietary requirements are met, promoting a faster and smoother recovery process. Additionally, they play a critical role in food safety, ensuring that all meals are prepared, stored, and served with the utmost care and hygiene.

A Time to Say Thanks

During National Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week, let’s take a moment to say thank you. Whether you’re a patient who has enjoyed a nourishing meal during your stay or a healthcare professional who has witnessed the dedication of these workers, it’s the perfect time to show appreciation. A simple thank-you note or a small gesture can go a long way in acknowledging their hard work.

National Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week is a special time to honor those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that patients receive the nutrition they need. Their dedication, compassion, and attention to detail are essential elements in the overall healthcare experience. So, let’s celebrate and express our gratitude to these remarkable individuals who make a difference in the lives of patients every day.

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"OMG!! This nursing home is amazing especially this one worker. Her name is Michelle. When I tell you she's so great at what she does, I mean she's great. I visit my aunt quite frequently who resides on the 7th floor. Prior to her being assigned on that floor; there were a lot of unsanitary conditions especially the stench and filth. All of a sudden I notice this girl (Michelle) has been working on the floor and all of those unsanitary conditions including the stench left. I never seen a person that take so much pride and dignity in cleaning all of those rooms and the whole floor from top to bottom. This floor is like a brand new floor that I never seen. I'm going to pay her a visit the next time I see my aunt and make her an offer at my firm as a executive assistant!"

Shavez Jackson

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"The staff are very receptive to patients' needs. My brother is helpless and was transferred from the other facility across the street with a tracheostomy. Was successfully decanulatted and i thank the Respiratory team for doing an excellent job. The nursing staff and the anxillary staff as well are doing superb job. I reccomend this facility who has concers about their love ones or family membets who are not satisfied with the other facility to request for a transfer in this facility"

Elvesa Monje

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"This is a great place for rehabilitation... my father was at split rock on Baychester ave. In bronx and would go back and forth to hospital every 3 or 4 days because of carelessness with the staff... we said enough was enough when my father flatlined .WAYNE REHABILITATION has saved my fathers life. They are very good at diagnosing, rehabilitation and nutrition. Everyone there looks like they love their job. Never a problem with anyone any my father loves it there. He has recovered nicely and will be coming home soon. I highly recommend WAYNE REHABILITATION AND NURSING to everyone."

Nelson Vega

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"I had a knee replacement and went to Wayne Center through a referral from a friend. I immediately noticed the ambiance of a modern facility to be very appealing clean well lit and organized. An administrative staff visited my room and explained their role and expectations. Nurses were very attentive and especially to the elderly and always smiling. Except for breakfast the food was very good quality and taste. Rehab staff was great I enjoyed working with Rosalyn she really made me work. Only drawback in rehab was they need another machine for legs. Staff was A+ from nurses, administration and maintenance-"noticed when their was a spill on the floor they would quickly clean up".
I would definitely refer anyone who is thinking of sending their parent, grandparent or loved one."

VJC

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