• 02.08.12 // If you HAVE to go to a hospital…

…might we suggest this one?

photos by Swedish Medical Center 

 We love to see our neighbors in the Pacific Northwest push the envelope with innovation.  That is just what’s happened at a new hospital in our neck of the woods.  The new Issaquah location of Swedish Hospital was featured in the January 2012 issue of Food Service and Hospitality Magazine as the facility design project of the month.  The new facility is energy efficient and focuses on healthy and nutritious food servicing internal staff, outpatients, and members of the community. This project includes a Mt. Adams dual gas-fired oven.

 Quotes from the feature article:

” ‘Because Swedish-Issaquah Medical Center is a wellness center and a benefit to the community, we made a commitment to handle and prepare food with the utmost care, much like the way our grandparents did,’ says Eric Eisenberg, executive chef and retail operations manager for Swedish Health Services. ‘We purchase the best ingredients and adhere to local, sustainable practices. Nearly everything in the cafe and for the patient room service is made from scratch and is fresh and natural.  It’s far from the stereotypical hospital food.’ ”

“At the hearth station, the oven’s versatility allows staff to bake pizza and also roast meats that are carved here.”

Want to learn more about this project?  Here are some additional resources:

 

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