The latest issue of SO Connected, Equitable Sustainability: Charting a Path to Diversity, Equity, and Operational Efficiency, is now available! Packed with insightful articles, the digital version is now available for our members online, while the print issue is set to arrive in mailboxes next week. Download Now >>>

Feature Articles:

“AHF Leads the Way to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging by Listening and Learning”
Dive into our feature article where we explore the transformative journey of fostering DEIB within our community. Explore how members are not merely addressing these challenges but actively leading the way by embracing a culture of receptivity and continuous learning. This insightful piece sheds light on the pivotal role of active listening and a commitment to learning in shaping member’s progressive stance on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

“Quality Improvement Initiatives: Lean Six Sigma Applications for Healthcare Foodservice Efficiency”
Uncover how a systematic and data-driven approach can not only elevate the efficiency of healthcare foodservice operations but also contribute to sustained improvements in patient outcomes. This article explores the transformative power of Lean Six Sigma, providing insights into strategies and initiatives that align with The Joint Commission’s commitment to organized and comprehensive performance improvement. Discover how this methodology is reshaping healthcare foodservice, ensuring a streamlined and high-quality experience for both providers and patients alike.

Diverse Content for all Members:

AI Trends: Explore the transformative applications of ChatGPT in healthcare foodservice, scrutinizing its impact on efficiency, communication, patient care, and privacy in our insightful AI Trends article.

Procurement Strategies: Gain insights into the latest trends and best practices in procurement, ensuring a sustainable and efficient supply chain.

Understanding Floor Stock per Patient Day: Delve into the crucial aspect of managing floor stock efficiently, ensuring optimal patient care and resource utilization.
AHF Members’ Sustainability Programs: Discover the innovative sustainability programs initiated by our members and learn how they are making a positive impact on the industry.

Awards Highlights from AHF: Celebrate the remarkable achievements and dedication of our outstanding members through AHF’s Awards Highlights, spotlighting our two premier honors, the “Making a Difference” and “Lifetime Achievement” awards.

Featured Three Bean Plant-Based Chili Recipe: Add sustainability to your menus with a delicious, warming three-bean plant-based chili recipe, generously shared by AHF member organization Michigan Medicine, developed by Chefs June Williams and Curtis Stevens.

New Feature Section: “Member Stories” Discover the individuals who make our organization extraordinary with a new section spotlighting their stories. Meet Leisa Bryant, our newly appointed president for 2024, and learn about her journey into AHF.

People Who Make AHF Work: Get to know the dynamic duo steering the 2024 AHF Conference – Amy Lewis and Melissa Heuer – in a brief and lighthearted interview, giving you a glimpse into their leadership and personalities.

We invite you to download and explore the digital version now as you await the arrival of the print issue in your mailboxes next week. View and Download >>>

SO Connected is a publication of The Association for Healthcare Foodservice. Members are invited to submit articles or suggestions for publication consideration to [email protected]. Opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors and not necessarily of AHF.


5 Jan 2024