Mary Free Bed Dishes Up New Dining Services for Patients
There's a lot cooking at 235 Wealthy Street these days. With the launch of its in-house food and dining service, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital patients are enjoying a new menu of nourishing meals tailored to their specific needs.
Patients who need rehabilitation sometimes require a long hospital stay, and nutrition is a vital component of recovery. The Mary Free Bed Kitchen & Cafe features a wealth of healthy offerings that also keep taste buds entertained.
The culinary team is led by executive chef Todd Veenstra, whose love of cooking was instilled by his mother when he was young. A graduate of Grand Rapids Community College's Culinary School, Veenstra has nearly 30 years of experience as a chef.
"I'm excited to be working in the rehabilitation setting, using food and nutrition to aid in recovery,"
Veenstra said. "My style is 'less is more,' using quality ingredients to make healthy and enjoyable meals."
Mary Free Bed is partnering with Unidine, a food and dining management services organization that operates in over 400 facilities across the nation. The Kitchen & Cafe focuses on fresh-from-scratch cooking, a commitment to seasonal ingredients and exceptional customer service.
ABOUT MARY FREE BED
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since 1891, Mary Free Bed has restored hope and freedom through rehabilitation for children and adults with brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, cancer and other diagnoses. The combination of more than 110 specialized medical and sports rehabilitation programs and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve extraordinary clinical results. For more, visit maryfreebed.com (http://www.maryfreebed.com/
Unidine operates in over 400 facilities and is the leading provider of food and dining management services for discerning clients throughout the United States. Unidine's success derives from consistent execution in four key areas: an exclusive focus on food and dining management services, a commitment to seasonal, fresh-from-scratch cooking, exceptional customer service and a corporate culture enlivened by each team member's passion for culinary and service excellence. For more visit unidine.com (https://www.unidine.com/
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