Recently, we’ve taken notice that several of our customers are rising up in the foodservice industry and making an impact. In light of the economic challenges being faced, these leaders – whether individually or operationally – are proving that executing change and upholding quality standards is possible!
Each year the President of the U.S. exclusively awards a handful of organizations with the nation’s prestigious honor – The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Among the select four chosen in 2011 was a Computrition customer, Schneck Medical Center. Schneck met the criterion of excellent performance by exhibiting “numerous advances in clinical outcomes, patient safety enhancements, and organizational and customer service improvements.”
U.S. News & World Report recently issued their list of Best Hospitals 2011-12: the Honor Roll. From the privileged 17 hospitals (out of approximately 5,000 in the nation) that were chosen for their “clinical excellence”, four of them are Computrition customers. The following hospitals demonstrate a “rare blend of breadth and depth” in the healthcare industry: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Once a year, the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) recognizes a select group of foodservice industry leaders from hundreds of qualified candidates to honor with a Silver Plate Award. These professionals represent distinctive contributions across nine segments of foodservice operations. This year, we were pleased to know the following two valued leaders were among the winners of the 2012 IFMA Silver Plate frontrunners – Dan Henroid, MS, RD, Director, Nutrition & Food Services, UCSF Medical Center (for the Healthcare category) and Mary Molt, PhD, RD, LD, Assistant Director, Housing & Dining Services, Kansas State University (for the Colleges & Universities category).
Leading by example and setting the bar high, these foodservice leaders are a source of inspiration for industry peers. We applaud them all for their outstanding achievements.