Enhancing the Patient Dining Experience

A message from Garrett Hoover, Carroll Hospital President and COO:

As president and COO of Carroll Hospital, we strive to ensure patients have a comfortable and enjoyable stay when they are in our care. It’s part of our mission to enhance the patient experience. Every member of our hospital team plays an important role in this mission because they all touch patients’ lives in different ways, from providers and nurses who are responsible for patients’ medical care to maintenance workers and housekeeping staff who make sure patients’ rooms are safe and clean.  In this blog, we spotlight how our food services staff is working to further enhance the patient experience.

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Discover Mindful Eating

So when did it happen? Or has it always been that way? The fact that following a delicious meal, we rarely remember the flavors, aromas and senses stimulated by a flavorful meal. Instead we often feel overfull, possibly to the point of discomfort.

Sound like the aftermath of your holiday meal? You’re not alone.

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Healthy Tailgate Party

In addition to back to school, cooler weather and shorter days, it’s football season! Whether you tailgate at the games or celebrate while watching at home, it’s often hard to maintain healthy eating habits with the typical football party offerings, and concession stand foods provide few healthy options.

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Healthy Summer Picnics

We are in the height of summer grilling and picnic season. Warm summer evenings seem to call us outdoors at mealtime, and weekend barbecues and family picnics at the park are a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. But picnic season doesn’t mean you need to abandon your healthy eating habits.

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Carroll Hospital Health Chat: Taste of Carroll

On this week’s Carroll Hospital Health Chat, Taste of Carroll chair Robbin Nolen and co-chair Ann Bollinger discuss the 20th Annual Taste of Carroll event to benefit Carroll Hospice during a radio interview on WTTR. 



Listen to the Carroll Hospital Health Chat live every Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. on WTTR AM 1470/FM 102.3!

Mindful Eating for the Holidays

Even for those who practice mindful eating, the holidays present some additional challenges. Typically, during the holiday season, people find themselves attending more parties and social gatherings with an abundance of not-so-healthy food and beverages. Couple the increased availability of food with the stress of the holiday season (and the societal acceptance of holiday indulgence), and mindfulness if often thrown out the window!

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