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Ketchikan General Hospital implements room service


February 25, 2004
Wednesday - 1:15 am

On February 23, 2004, PeaceHealth Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) implemented a new room service menu, which is being piloted in the New Beginnings Birthing Center.

According to a news release, this innovation is part of a larger effort on the part of KGH to demonstrate a commitment to its patients' comfort and their experience of compassionate care.

The menu offers a variety of choices similar to what one would find in a restaurant. Menus are available for medically prescribed diets as well, such as the diabetic diet and the liquid diet, as well as a lighter fare menu. The patient may make choices for her meal, and call a dedicated room service phone line to place the order.

Dinner for Two

A featured offered to Birthing Center patients is the Dinner for Two, a one-time special occasion meal served in a more formal mode to the new mother and her guest. Choices in the Dinner for Two include entrees such as 12-ounce beef strip steak, deep fried prawns, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and vegetarian entrees, as well as a variety of side dishes and a festive dessert.

KGH will seek patients' input regarding their satisfaction with the new menu plan. Long-range goals include a room service menu for other inpatient areas as well.



Source of News Release:

Ketchikan General Hospital
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