Mercy General’s J Street Bistro featured in Sacramento Magazine
Hospital dishes out healthy - and affordable - meals for patients and local diners
The August issue of Sacramento Magazine features an article about hospital food and how it has improved over the years. In the article, “Meals that Help Heal,” Mercy General Hospital’s Food and Nutrition Director Jack McElvein says all of their meals are made from scratch. Mercy General mandates each patient receive a visit from nutrition department staff within 24 hours after being admitted. And Mercy administrators make daily tours—“leadership rounds”—to see how patients like their food and service. Additionally, diners at the J Street Bistro are not limited to patients. “Our new bistro offers really healthy, affordable food for the neighborhood,” said McElvein. “It’s not just people who have come to see Dad in the hospital that are dropping by. People who live near the hospital are coming in for a really good Chinese rice bowl.” To read the full article, click here.