Visionary Award: Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Sutter Health had been operating with a non-select menu, which unfortunately produced too much plate waste. Foodservice leaders realized they had an opportunity to see significant cost savings, and provide patients with a better experience, if they could reduce this waste. They implemented bedside meal ordering using the Menu Select functionality of Room Service Choice, printing tickets in batches for the tray line. After more than 6 months developing and coding a completely new selective menu, Sutter saved over $150,000 in annual food costs in the first year.