Better Hospital Food Brought To You By The Federal Health Law

Kaiser Health News staff writer Phil Galewitz, in collaboration with USA Today, reports, "When Lauren Heath learned she had to spend an extra day in Rex Hospital after delivering her baby girl in May, she wasn't complaining. 'It means I get three more, really good meals,' said Heath, 29, of Wake Forest, N.C. 'The food is amazing.' ... Rex, part of the University of North Carolina Health System, is one of a growing number of hospitals nationwide that are tossing out their fryers and adopting hotel-style 'room service' where patients can order food anytime from a large menu.  Many are also setting up gardens to grow their own vegetables, inviting local farmers to sell produce in their lobbies and turning food presentations into works of art -- even when made puree style" (Galewitz, 6/24). Read the story.

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