Medical Construction & Design

MAR-APR 2018

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MCDM AG.COM | M A RCH /A PR IL 2018 | Medical Construction & Design 33 assortment of diners enjoying their healthy meals. Tables of varying heights and privacy give diners options for comfort and fl exibility of experi- ence. Outdoor seating is a way to provide fresh air, direct access to nature and moments of respite. Access to ample power, USB outlets and Wi-Fi in the café will accommodate all the activities taking place there. Additionally, hospital cafés are a venue for the health system to educate diners and demonstrate adherence to their food policies. Intermountain Healthcare posts its LiVe Well program polices and nutrition facts for LiVe Well plates in all their cafés. These educational messages are posted on large display screens and on dining cards; the messages are an informative way for the hospital to promote good eating habits. Transparency, visibility key in demonstration zones Changes in food service policies encourage more visibility and showmanship in the hospital café. Diners want to see their food prepared and chefs want to fl aunt their talent. As part of their LiVe Well campaign, Intermountain Healthcare has its executive chef, Bron Smith, demonstrate healthy recipes on the local news. These perfor- mances are taped in the café. The behind-the-line setup features burners, cutting boards, ramekins and knife storage to support his ventures. Demonstration zones have been installed in cafés so the cooking portion of the meal can be brought into the visible space. When visiting an Intermountain Café, I ordered salmon and watched the chef cook it in front of me. Similarly, I observed fellow diners ordering salads, paninis and stir-fry who enjoyed witnessing chefs prepare their meal. This kind of transparency means diners can see the hospital keeping promises of freshly pre- pared healthy food. Kitchen design Trends in hospital designs are coming to the kitchen and the work environment is improving. The traditional kitchen is changing with updated materials and newer technology. In the past, hospital kitchens have been located in hospital basements with poor lighting, low-tech ventilation, stainless steel- covered walls and uncomfortable quarry-tiled fl oors. Hospital kitchens are Watch Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in action at KitchensToGo.com/video, or contact us at (888) 212-8011. We Keep You Cooking Renovation Innovation MOBILE | MODULAR | CONTAINERIZED Interim kitchens that keep you cooking. From renovation to expanded capacity, KTG's flexible foodservice solutions mirror existing production facilities with state- of-the-art equipment, functionality and design to keep patients, staff, and visitors served without interruption.

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