With community needs rising as a result of the pandemic, Inspira IMPACT’s Family Success Centers are a valuable community resource providing support for families in need. They offer an array of free services ranging from legal and housing assistance to parenting and financial courses to obtaining household items and food. We talked to Brenda Smaniotto, Administrative Director of Inspira’s IMPACT Program, to learn more about the Family Success Centers and how they have been able to service the community during the pandemic.
Patient Meals & Room Service
At Inspira, patients have access to high-quality meals that aid in their healing process. And with our hotel-style room service, patients have the freedom to customize their meal orders and delivery times to their liking. Patients in our medical centers can order meals via phone at any time between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m, and will receive their meal within 45-60 minutes. Those who are unable to navigate the Room Service system due to physical, emotional or cognitive difficulties will be assisted by a Room Service Ambassador.
Ordering Room Service
Patients select from a restaurant-style menu featuring a wide variety of food choices designed to meet patients’ therapeutic needs.
Meal orders are taken by a helpful and knowledgeable member of the Room Service team. All patient meals are “checked” by a specialized computer system to ensure they adhere to a physician’s diet order.
If a patient orders something that does not fit their prescribed diet, a Hospitality representative will make suggestions that fit into the patient’s diet plan.
Menu selections are based on patient-preference research and are freshly prepared by skilled chefs. All options are reviewed by registered dietitians to ensure nutritional adequacy.
The Room Service program allows patients access to freshly prepared, high-quality food with the help of Food and Nutrition staff, who ensure nutritional requirements are being met. In addition, patients can enjoy a variety of meal options and the flexibility to have it delivered when they’re ready to eat.