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Just What the Patient Ordered: Holy Cross Hospital Introduces Room Service Dining

Patients may order freshly prepared meals to be delivered to their rooms

Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale has introduced At Your Request - Room Service Dining® by Sodexo which allows patients to order a variety of freshly prepared meals from an extensive menu and have them delivered to their rooms within 45 minutes of ordering.

“By ordering what patients feel like eating when they feel like eating it, they eat more--which improves their nutritional intake and supports the healing process,” said Ann Thomas, Sodexo’s General Manager at Holy Cross Hospital. “Similarly, since meals are prepared only after an order has been received, they are always fresh, tasty and have high nutritional value. Experience has proven that the At Your Request - Room Service Dining® by Sodexo program enhances the patients’ overall experience and satisfaction. ”

Patients may order their own selections starting with the first meal after admission.  Skilled operators are available to guide patients through their choices and confirm that the meals comply with any physician prescribed diet.

Examples of menu our items that may be ordered under the new program include: our Classic Meatloaf, Tuscan Herb Salmon, as well as our popular Asian Stir Fry. 

At Your Request - Room Service Dining® by Sodexo is currently used in approximately 350 hospitals throughout North America and, in addition to meals, is designed to ensure patients also receive necessary snacks and hydration as needed.

ABOUT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL:

A member of CHE Trinity Health, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

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