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  • The 2018 Association for Healthcare Foodservice Awards Program

    It's Time to Submit Your Nominations!
    We are excited to announce the 2018 Association for Healthcare Foodservice Awards Program! AHF Members can now submit nominations for the available awards listed below.

    2018 AHF Awards

    Benchmarking Award of Excellence
    Chapter of the Year Award
    Exemplary Leadership Award
    Future Horizon Award
    Partnership in Leadership Award
    Spotlight Award
    To submit a nomination, you must complete an award application online. The online application and program guidelines can be found on the Awards webpage - Click Here to Get Started!
    Nominations will be accepted until March 16, 2018.

    The AHF Awards Committee will consider all completed applications only. The 2018 Award Recipients will be announced at the upcoming Annual Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, August 21-24.

    Questions? Contact Mina Choi - mchoi@healthcarefoodservice. org or Sarah Bennett - sbennett@ healthcarefoodservice.org.

    To find out more information, visit the Awards Program webpage.
  • AHF Webinar: "Staffing Issues: Connecting With Employees for Optimal Retention"

    The January 2018 AHF Webinar, "Connecting With Employees for Optimal Retention" is now available for download HERE.

    Staffing Issues: Connecting With Employees for Optimal Retention

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT (3:00 p.m. CT, 2:00 p.m. MT, 1:00 p.m. PT)


    One of healthcare foodservice’s biggest challenges is retaining and motivating staff. At the heart of this crisis is the culture of our workplace. How do we cultivate positive relationships? What can we do to motivate and reward our staff for excellence on the job? What makes for a healthy work environment in which staff feels they are an essential part of a fully functional team?

    Join us for a webinar that will help you devise a strategy for forming and retaining a positive and motivated work force. What are the core factors that will create this environment? How will you attract and select the best workers? How do you define your best caregivers and retain them?

     Topics will include:

    ·       Creating a Culture of Attraction, Accomplishment, and Kindness

    ·       Incentives and bonuses

    ·       Activities to connect with your employees

    Our Speakers:

    Stephen Tweed:
    Stephen Tweed is the Chairman and CEO of Leading Home Care. An internationally known healthcare and business strategist, award winning professional speaker, published author, and consultant, he presently works with CEOs and executive teams of home care companies that want to grow their businesses and with leaders who want to get ready for the future. Stephen has served the home health care industry since 1982 and is the author or co-author of seven books on business and home care. Stephen has also served as the National Speakers Association US president in 2002-03 and was awarded the Association’s lifetime service award in 2012. Stephen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

    Alaina Lancaster:
    As an associate editor for Winsight Media, Alaina Lancaster specializes in human resources and labor for the Foodservice and Retail Groups’ print and online products. Prior to joining Winsight in 2015, she interned for the Washington Monthly, The Riveter and The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

    Sara Ashbeck:
    Sara Ashbeck is a program director and registered dietitian at Gundersen Health System.  She is part of the Nutrition & Hospitality Services leadership team responsible for over 150 employees.  The department provides therapeutic nutrition and education to patients, families, employees and their community.  Gundersen’s Foodservice department serves over 200,000 patient meals annually.  Under Sara’s direction, retail sales have increased 26% surpassing two million dollars in annual revenue.  Sara was a recipient of the 2017 AHF Spotlight Award and her department was the Foodservice Director-Foodservice Operation of the Month in December 2017. 

    Lynne Brown:
    Lynne Brown is the Systems Operations Director for Geisinger and a member of the Geisinger Foodservice leadership team. Geisinger is a 10-hospital health system primarily located in Central & NE Pennsylvania with over 700 combined foodservice staff members. Geisinger serves 2 million Patient meals, and retail sales of 10 million dollars annually. Lynne provides support and direction to the unit managers running operations and system programs. Geisinger received the 2017 Benchmarking Award of Excellence under the direction of Steve Cerullo.

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