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Our Tentative Schedule of Events for 2021

Exact dates, times and locations TBD. We look forward to in-person chapter meetings when we can be safe and responsible. Until then, we will continue with webinar offerings. For in-person meetings, locations will be scheduled around the state as centrally located as possibly for our members.

March 18th 3:00pm to 4:00pm (EST) - Completed - Recording of Event available to listen to:

MI AHF Chapter Webinar- Life After COVID: A foodservice perspective (1hr CEU)

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Featuring a special panel of healthcare foodservice operators from around Michigan that will reveal their best practices learned during the COVID-10 Pandemic.  
  • Sara Tutor, Associate Director of Patient Food Service at Michigan Medicine
  • Megan Dziedzic, VP of Culinary Services at Nexcare/WellBridge
  • George Cranmer, Vice President, Trinity Health Hospitality  & Support  Services
  • Ryan Senk, National Manager of Culinary and Procurement at Trinity Health

April 15th 3:00pm to 4:00pm (EST)

MI AHF Chapter Webinar- The Self-Op Playbook: Staying Independent (1.5hrs CEU)

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o  Foodservice Specialist Joyce Hagen-Flint, founder and CEO of Hagen Flint Collaborative an Innovative Healthcare Foodservice Solutions Company. 

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Topic:                    The Self-Op Playbook: Staying Independent


Foodservice Specialist Joyce Hagen-Flint, MSA, founder and CEO of Hagen Flint Collaborative an Innovative Healthcare Foodservice Solutions Company, will provide new solutions to common concerns. How to leverage resources to reduce waste, improve quality, and maximize value delivered to patients and caregivers, while remaining self-operated.


Participants will:

  • Understand how to develop an overall strategy that supports continued self-operation.
  • Be introduced to the AHF Self-Op Playbook and tools available to AHF members that support continued self-operation.
  • Understand how to leverage their professional network, including peers, business partners, and professional association to improve their operations and support continued self-operation.

Bio – Joyce Hagen-Flint

Joyce Hagen-Flint is an industry-recognized pioneer in healthcare food and nutrition service operations, committed to innovative management approaches, experienced in multi-unit management across the continuum of care, leading successful teams in acute healthcare, long-term care, senior care, community and commercial foodservice. She has been a professional educator, writer, speaker, and project facilitator and has recently founded Hagen Flint Collaborative to continue supporting healthcare foodservice.

Hagen-Flint retired as System Director of Integration for Trinity Health Hospitality Services, a shared service management model, providing management of Food & Nutrition Services and Environmental Services as a System Strategy for a $17 billion healthcare system with presence in 22 states.

Hagen-Flint began developing a shared service approach to food and nutrition in 1984. She has continued to be part of this approach in four different healthcare systems, promoting the concept that a management model that takes advantage of a healthcare system's size and scale, while aligning with its mission, vision and values can outperform other approaches. She was nicknamed the two million dollar woman, after leading teams to save an average of more than $2million per year in two different healthcare systems over the course of the last 10 years.

Joyce is a past president of ASHFSA, a legacy association of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF). She was part of the inaugural board of directors of AHF and a founding member of the Michigan Association for Healthcare Foodservice. Among her industry awards are the 1986 NRA Great Menu Award, 2005 ASHFSA Jacques Bloch Award, 2005 NAFEM Doctorate of Foodservice Award and the 2013 HealthTrust Member of the Year Award, among many others. Joyce has a BS in Human Ecology and Education from Michigan State University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University.




AHF Great Lakes Chapters Conference (Live & in person)- Location and Programing TBD (4+hrs CEU)

o  Brought to you by the Chapters of Chicago, Wisconsin, Indiana & Michigan

o  May include an opportunity to attend the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.



MI AHF Chapter Meeting (Live & in person)- Maximizing Your Food and Labor Budget (4+hrs CEU)



MI AHF Chapter Meeting (Live & in person)- Location and Programing TBD (4+hrs CEU)

MI-AHF Chapter Recent Meeting

October, the Watch Recorded Copy of Webinar 

Presentation title: Implementing the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)

Link to recorded Video Presentation 


Kit Werner PhD, MS, RDN 

Director, Patient Food and Nutrition Services and the Michigan Medicine Dietetic Internship Director.


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Member of the Month

Congratulations Kevin Vos, Spectrum Health - Butterworth Medical Center for receiving the 2020 Spotlight Award! This award recognizes operators who have enhanced operations through new ideas. Spectrum recently revealed a new roadmap for health, focusing on whole person health.


AHF Image.jpgStay tuned...in the coming months you'll see a member of the month highlighting a particular accomplishment that stands out to share with the entire MI-AHF community of members