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Food Service Manual for Health Care Institutions 3rd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0787964689
ISBN-10: 0787964689
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Food Service Manual for Health Care Institutions offers a comprehensive review of the management and operation of health care food service departments. This third edition of the book—which has become the standard in the field of institutional and health care food service—includes the most current data on the successful management of daily operations and includes information on a wide variety of topics such as leadership, quality control, human resource management, communications, and financial control and management. This new edition also contains information on the practical operation of the food service department that has been greatly expanded and updated to help institutions better meet the needs of the customer and comply with the regulatory agencies’ standards.

A practical and comprehensive resource, Food Service Manual for Health Care Institutions contains information for

  • Developing effective food service policies and procedures
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of working with contract management companies
  • Managing participative leadership and ongoing change
  • Using benchmarking and total quality management in food service management as quality improvement tools
  • Creating tools for effective communications and time management
  • Understanding the most current federal laws and accrediting agencies
  • Hiring, training, and evaluating performance of personnel and developing competence-based job descriptions
  • Dealing with microbiological hazards and emerging pathogens, food-borne illnesses and causes, sanitation and cleaning of equipment, as well as outlining Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles
  • Maintaining a safe and ergonomically sound work area and the latest information available on disaster and emergency preparedness
  • Developing an individualized plan for the food service operation
  • Creating customer menus and information about product selection and purchasing and suggestions about and safety procedures for receiving, storage, and inventory practices
  • Producing food that meets the nutritional needs of the customer

In addition, the book is filled with forms, formulas, policies, techniques, and references that will prove invaluable in managing food service in the complex arena of the health care environment.  The first two editions of Food Service Manual for Health Care Institutions were published by AHA/ASHFSA.

About the Author

Ruby P.  Puckett, MA, RD, FCSI, CFE is program director of Dietary Manager Training in the division of continuing education at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She is president of Foodservice Management Consultants and the recipient of the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher award, the highest honor bestowed on an individual RD by the American Dietetic Association.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 3 edition (December 2, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787964689
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787964689
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.6 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,906,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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