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Fauquier Health System Holds a Food Show with a Twist Long Term Care Patients Hold the Judge's Pen as Vendors Vie for Approval
Date:9/17/2007

WARRENTON, Va., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fauquier Health System of Warrenton, Virginia announces an innovative twist to a time honored process. Food service professionals are all too familiar with traveling to food shows where vendors offer attractively presented product samples in the hopes of winning a sale. Vernon Rhea, Director of Nutrition and Food Services, decided to apply the health sytem's long-standing commitment to individualized patient care to the selection of food. He arranged for a multiple vendor food show to come in-house and invited our long-term care residents and their families to attend. They were given score cards and instructed to rate the foods and comment on what they liked and disliked. The event was enthusiastically well-attended. Residents and their families took the exercise seriously as they tasted, took notes and tasted again throughout the afternoon. Foods included entrees, sides and desserts. Several foods that were no sugar, low fat could be used in several American Dietetic Association diets, helping to fulfill our commitment to a healthy community through healthy nutrition. Rhea says, "Our next step is to include the highest scoring items into the menu offerings. The event was so successful that there is no doubt that we will do it again."

Fauquier Health System President/CEO, Rodger Baker was enthusiastic about the new initiative. "I am not surprised because Vernon has a history of pioneering creative ways to present high quality food to our patients and to the community. We know that healthy, nutritious, appealing foods help, not only with the healing process, but also with the quality of life of our long-term care residents."

About Fauquier Health System

Fauquier Health System is a non-profit community health system dedicated to high quality, patient-centered care in a unique environment that considers the multiple facets of healing and respects the individuality of each and every patient. Located in Warrenton, Virginia, Fauquier Health System serves the residents of Fauquier and several surrounding counties. It comprises: Fauquier Hospital, a full accredited, 86-bed hospital; Warrenton Overlook Health and Rehabilitation Center, a 150-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility; and a medically-supervised LIFE Center offering health and wellness programs. It also has a 50% ownership in two joint ventures: Piedmont Home Care, a retail outlet offering medical, home health, and wellness supplies, and the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas, a state-of-the-art radiation treatment facility. In 2006, Fauquier Health System provided $4.4 million in charity care to its community. More information on Fauquier Health System is available online at http://www.fauquierhospital.org.


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