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Food & Nutrition

The Food Service GPO – Best practices to maximize your purchasing power

Each year, millions of dollars are spent on food purchases to feed Patients, Visitors, and Hospital Employees.  Every Hospital Food Service department across the US has the same concerns when it comes to using a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO).  Whether the department is outsourced or self-op, there are opportunities for free money from the distributors …

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Is Your Food Service Program Challenging Your Bottom Line?

  Declining reimbursements and the turbulent landscape of healthcare reform is forcing hospitals just like yours to scrutinize their spending and look for new ways to cut their hospital food service cost. Most institutions address challenges to their bottom lines by targeting their cost-saving efforts at the top spend categories, such as utilities and medical services. …

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Top 4 Sources of Savings in Support Services – HFM Magazine

Soriant is proud to have contributed to HFM magazine this month with a feature story co-authored by our own Brian Nugent.  The article is titled “Top 4 Sources of Savings in Support Services” and provides examples of ways hospitals can reduce support-service costs.  Brian’s co-author, Conrad Emmerich, knows first hand the value of engaging Soriant’s …

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Recognizing Malnutrition: Why it Matters

Disease-related malnutrition is a common and costly problem in healthcare. An estimated 30% to 50% of hospitalized patients are undernourished. Left untreated, malnutrition can lead to a range of problems, including: increased length of hospital stay, increased postoperative complications, decreased wound healing, and increased mortality. Unfortunately, malnutrition in the hospital setting is often under-recognized and …

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The Skinny on Hospital Health

Obesity in the United States has increased at an alarming rate.  According to the Center for Disease Control, between 1986 and 2000 the prevalence of obesity has quadrupled.  Today, more than one-third of Americans are obese.   Ironically, nurses, the healthcare professionals who are involved in educating others on wellness, are not exempt from these statistics.  …

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Your Support Services Team

Is Your Support Service Team Part of Your Clinical Team? When patients enter your hospital they use everything they see, smell and hear to make judgments about the quality of services they are receiving.  Whether or not you realize it, the support service departments (Food, Environmental Services, Security, Clinical Engineering, Laundry and Linen, and Patient …

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