At Edward-Elmhurst Health in Elmhurst, Illinois, the hospitality department is looking for innovative ways to solve nagging employment issues that tend to beleaguer hospital kitchens. Finding sufficient employees at all skill levels, and retaining them long enough to provide training and development is proving to be a formidable challenge for food service operators throughout the health care industry. Health care food service operators must be more creative than ever in attracting and keeping prime candidates in every division of your hospitality department. In markets where unemployment rates are low, and where entry-level markets are becoming more competitive through minimum wage increases, hospitals are putting more intense focus on retaining current employees. By making staff retention a priority, the Director of Hospitality at Edward-Elmhurst has changed the way management trains and interacts with employees. Upon conducting an extensive survey, it was discovered that interaction with supervisors and a feeling of connection are key to long-term job satisfaction.
When you automate your food service operation with software that supports bedside ordering, you give members of your dietary staff an opportunity to directly interact with patients and see the difference that personal care makes in their level of satisfaction with their hospital stay and long-term patient outcomes. Employees who share personal interactions with patients report feeling greater self-respect that fuels a culture of integrity and excellence in hospital food service. Through the implementation of hospital food service software that provides patient menu checking and patient menu ordering applications, members of your dietary team have access to allergy information that allows them to make safe substitutions and honor patient requests. By empowering your staff to cater to patient needs, they feel like a valuable part of patient care, and will be less likely to seek other employment. In addition to bringing patients and staff together, health care food service software increases productivity, reduces food waste, and increases patient safety. Streamline your food service operation, improve services, and increase employee interaction and retention with an easy-to-implement solution.
Vision Software is a full-service provider of comprehensive software suites and web-based software solutions for the health care food service industry. We have been designing innovative products for the industry for more than 30 years under the guidance of an original programmer and founder. Our Vision Software support specialists are food and nutrition professionals who understand the challenges you face in working to increase quality and service while maintaining efficient use of resources. Find out more about all the ways Vision Software can help you improve services while controlling costs. Call us today at 629.777.8989 or complete the consultation form in the sidebar or below to get started.