Better Hospital Food With Obamacare

More and more hospitals are investing in healthier food services for their patients

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Your stay in the hospital could become a little healthier. Under Obamacare, hospitals are offering healthier food options to patients, according to The Washington Post.

Hospitals across the country are investing in healthier food initiatives by offering hotel-style room service, growing on-site gardens, and selling local produce in the lobbies.

More hospitals are investing in their patients’ experiences as a means to gain greater reimbursements outlined in the new health reform law. In order to receive those reimbursements, hospitals must score well on patient satisfaction surveys. Hospitals believe that a better culinary experience will improve patients’ overall satisfaction.

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“Patients remember their food… It’s the one thing that comes to them three times a day,” says Richard Schenkel, the CEO of a Boston-based company that manages food service at hospitals.