Patients at Northfield Hospital now have the option of ordering meals from a restaurant-style menu anytime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Hot, freshly-prepared food is delivered to their rooms within 45 minutes.
This new program provides a more patient-centered experience for those who stay at Northfield Hospital. Patients will be able to choose from a wide variety of items and not be bound by standard meal times. Specially trained Nutrition Services personnel will assist patients with menu selections to ensure meals comply with physician diet orders.
Patients have breakfast, lunch or dinner available to them any time during the 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. window. Breakfast options include scrambled eggs, omelets to order, cereals, fruit, bread and pastries. Lunch and dinner options include salads, soups, build-a-sandwich, hamburgers, turkey burgers and other grill items, roast pork, roast turkey, stir-fry or an herbed chicken breast. There are also provisions for low sodium, heart healthy, diabetic and liquid diets.
Elizabeth Berry, director of Nutrition Services at Northfield Hospital & Clinics, says room service dining puts patients’ needs first and honors their individual circumstances and preferences.
“When you are hospitalized and not feeling well, you aren’t always hungry at traditional meal times,” Berry said. “This gives patients an element of control and allows them to eat when they are hungry, on their own time table.”