When Disaster Strikes, Will Your Facility Be Prepared?

The 2017 hurricane season has wreaked havoc across the Atlantic Ocean with a total of 13 named storms, five in which were ranked as a Category 3 or higher, and four that have made direct landfall on U.S. soil and, unfortunately, the season isn’t over yet. The destruction…more


The Healthcare Problem That Needs Our Attention

A regular patient stay in the hospital can include countless healthcare professionals moving in and out of the patient’s room – from nurses and physicians to housekeepers and transporters. The involvement of such a large staff can pose a challenge for any healthcare team trying to create a…more


Adapting to the Changing Senior Living Design

Senior living communities are moving into a continuum of care focus, where they have amenities to suit every phase of the aging process – from independent and assisted living to skilled care – called continuing care retirement communities, or CCRC.  Each unique residential environment requires different levels of…more


How Healthcare Foodservice Programs are Becoming a Community Asset

The preconceived notion that healthcare foodservice offers only bland and monotonous dining options has plagued the industry for decades, but in recent years as more healthcare systems have opted to contract out their culinary services, there has been a major shift in the overall quality of hospital food…more


How Contracting Benefits Hospitals

By Bobby Floyd, COO  Over the recent years, contracting has become an increasingly popular trend as the healthcare industry pushes to improve the quality of patient care and alleviate costs and expenditures.  It’s important to know why hospitals are going this route, and some of the advantages contracting…more


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The Secret to Finding Work-Life Balance

Working in the rigorous 24/7 healthcare environment is no simple task.  Many team members in this field wear multiple hats during their normal day-to-day operations – they are leaders, counselors, troubleshooters, mediators, and so much more.  Effectively encompassing all these roles can often cause a detriment to mental…more


Boost Your Culinary Savviness with 10 Simple Tips

No matter your level of expertise in the kitchen, there are always opportunities for you to further your knowledge of the culinary arts and to learn tips to simplify your cooking processes.  In honor of Culinarians Day, we spoke with two of HHS’ executive chefs, Frank Boerdner and…more


Expanding the View of Workplace Safety

In healthcare, physical safety is crucial to the well-being of every single person that enters the doors of a facility. Strict protocols and procedures must be adhered to on a daily basis and team members need to be cognizant of workplace safety rules to help prevent injuries and…more



Benefits of Removing Pagers from Healthcare

Towards the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, pagers took the world by storm.  By using a simple character and numeric messaging system, this wireless technology served as a method to better connect individuals. As technology continued to advance, pagers were soon on the brink of extinction because…more


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Initiatives to Help Build a Positive Work Culture

As businesses progress and grow, regardless of industry, they are all faced with the crucial task of creating and maintaining a positive and high-performing work culture.  The development of a consistently positive team atmosphere is no easy feat and takes diligent effort on behalf of everyone involved.  The…more