JUNE/JULY 2019
2019 AHF NATIONAL CONFERENCE ARIZONA

PRESIDENT'S CORNER

Let me take a few minutes to thank every member of the AHFNY board for making our 2019 conference a great success!!!  

 

It was standing room only and a buzz of excitement from both the seasoned as well as our new and first time attendees. Thanks to all our 30 + vendors that participated and made the expo portion a great success. 

2019 Education Conference

Patrick LaMont
AHFNY PRESIDENT

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS  & BUSINESS PARTNERS

President
Patrick Lamont, MBA
Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center
718-240-5224

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Andria Coleman, DBA, EMBA, MS, RD, CDN
NY Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
212-312-5033

TREASURER
Mimi Wang, MA, RD, CDN
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
718-630-3562

BOARD MEMBERS
Veronica McLymont, PhD, RD, CDN
Memorial Sloan Kettering
212-639-7922

Stephen Chow, RD
South Beach Psychiatric Center
718-667-2753

Cecille P. Agustin, MS, RD, CDN
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
212-868-7500 ext. 4890

Michael C Williams, DBA, MBA, RD, CDN
NY Presbyterian/Weil Cornell Medical Center
212-746-4890

Frank Coffey, RD, CDN
St John Episcopal Hospital
718-869-8545

Leslie Rosen, MA, RDN, CDN

Jewish Association for Service-Aged

718-337-1989

Tatanisha K. Peets
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
212-639-7134 Pager 4759

Jill Herling, MS, RD, CDN, LNHA
Regeis Care Center
718-947-5255

 

Business Partners

Marc Fuchs
M. Tucker/Singer Equipment Co.
973-484-1200

Dan Plaut
Imperial-Borax Paper
718-665-8500

Diane Rossi
Pro-Tek
866-773-7717

Tricia Rosson
Sysco
201-370-2839

Keith Fitzgerald
PBAC & Associates
814-588-6239

Michael Doblan
US Foods
631-678-3735

Bernie Mulholland

The J.M. Smucker Company

215-416-6090

Want to Join the AHFNY Organization?

     Our chapter is designed to develop leaders and raise the bar for foodservice in New York’s self-operated facilities, whether acute or long-term care.

   

     Our members are directors, managers, dietitians and chefs. We provide professional growth through focused education—the programming that drives productivity, innovation and patient satisfaction from within all facets of the foodservice department, from patient meals to staff dining to retail concepts. 

Tips, Insights, and Facts

NUTRITIONAL TIPS CORNER

NUTRITIONAL TIP OF THE DAY

The Physicians Committee’s Power Plate recommends consuming fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Plant-based diets lower the risk for many diseases, including obesity, heart disease, cancer, and stroke.

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PhysiciansCommittee

VALUED AHFNY MEMBERS

Highlights of New and Existing Members

VALUED MEMBERS

STEPHANIE GIRAULO

ST. CHARLES HOSPITAL

Provided By:

AHFNY MEMBERS

THE AHFNY

ENCOURAGES ITS

MEMBERS TO

PATRONIZE IT SPONSORS

WHERE AND WHEN

POSSIBLE

NEW AHFNY MEMBERS

Welcoming new AHFNY Members

Smiling Lawyer in Lobby

Creedmoor Psych Center

Affiliated with:

Abby Walker RD

Title: Clinical Dietitian

Creedmoor Psych Center

Carlos can be reached at : abby.walker@omh.ny.gov

AHFNY COMMUNITY WELCOMES

Smiling Lawyer in Lobby

Citadel Rehab & Nursing

Affiliated with:

Carlos Gil

Title: Food Service Director

Citadel Rehab & Nursing

Carlos can be reached at : carlosg@citadelcarecenters.com

AHFNY COMMUNITY WELCOMES

Smiling Lawyer in Lobby

St. John’s Hospital

Affiliated with:

Debra Alexander

Title: Chief Clinical Dietitian

St. John’s Hospital

Debra can be reached at : dalexand@ehs.org

AHFNY COMMUNITY WELCOMES

Smiling Lawyer in Lobby

Rego Park Health Care

Affiliated with:

Edna Jimenez

Title: Assistant Food Service Director

Rego Park Health Care

Edna  can be reached at : edna@regoparkhealthcare.com 

AHFNY COMMUNITY WELCOMES

Smiling Lawyer in Lobby

Brookdale Medical Center

Affiliated with:

Mina Grace Aqauino MSRD

Title: Nutrition Coordinator

Brookdale Medical Center

Mina can be reached at : maquino@bhncny.org

AHFNY COMMUNITY WELCOMES

Smiling Lawyer in Lobby

Brookdale Medical Center

Affiliated with:

Neisha Chin- Graham

Title: Patient Services Supervisor

Brookdale Medical Center

Neisha can be reached at : nchingra@bhmcny.org


 

AHFNY COMMUNITY WELCOMES

Smiling Lawyer in Lobby

NORTHWELL HEALTH - LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER

Affiliated with:

Armin Khan RD

Title: Chief Clinical Dietitian

NORTHWELL HEALTH - LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER

Armin can be reached at : akhan12@northwell.edu

AHFNY COMMUNITY WELCOMES

AHFNY EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights from AHFNY Events

AHF-NY 2019 ANNUAL EDUCATION SEMINAR & VENDOR EXHIBITION

Patrick LaMont and the AHFNY Executive Board accomplished their mission on having another successful and informative annual Seminar on June 21, 2019. It was held at the Sheraton LaGuardia Hotel in Flushing, NY and was well attended by both the members and vendors of the organization.  The agenda included a wide variety of topics and the vendor exhibitors were given an opportunity to introduce their new products.  Everyone at the event left feeling extremely excited about the ongoing growth of the organization and look forward to the upcoming Boat Cruise around NYC at the end of July.

View of Room
Patrick LaMont
DM&A
Frank Coffey & Tatanisha Peets
Kent Hamaker – Director of Education
Veronica McLymont
Photo with Mimi, Eric Wang, Veronica
View of Room
Dan Plaut – Imperial Dade
Chef Lee Brian Henderson
Award – Chef Lee Brian
Tania Collazo, RD
Award – Tania Collazo
AHFNY Team
Operational Excellence101
AHFNY Newsletter
Media Magic team with AHFNY Members
Stephen Chow, Debra Alexander, Frank
Libby
Zumex
Bartlett Dairy
P&G
General Mills
Ada Valley
1850 Coffee
Media Magic Table
Fresh Date
Media Magic Team with AHFNY Members

NEW AHFNY VENDORS

Welcoming new AHFNY Vendors

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE MONTH

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Provided by: 

Franklin Roosevelt

Upcoming Events

THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE SHOW
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
PBAC SPONSORED ELLIS ISLAND/STATUE LIBERTY/LUNCH
Ellis Island
AHF NATIONAL CONFERENCE
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
AHFNY sponsored Summer Networking Cruise
Pier 61 Chelsea Piers
"THE NEW CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE" ANNUAL EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM & VENDOR EXPOSITION
135-20 39th Ave
IMPERIAL DADE EXPO "SMART SOLUTION FOR A GREENER WORLD"
355 Plaza Dr
CULINARY CLINIC
225 Liberty St
INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT & FOOD SERVICE SHOW OF NY
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING A PLANT-BASED DIET
520 E 70th St

BLOG CORNER

A place where members can write stories, thoughts, opinions, and provide feedback to their peers.

Got Clean Ice?

Did you know that there are many health risks associated with dirty ice machines, since dirty machines produce dirty ice? Ice machines are prone to contamination, both microbial and viral. There are many species of bacteria that can live in a freezer. Ice can be contaminated with E. Coli., Salmonella, Shigella, Norovirus, Hepatitis A and Listeria.

Provided By:

Kim Bunn-Minsky, RDN

Grab N’ Go-The Future of the Cafeteria

Grab N’ Go is the hottest trend in the food industry today. From convenience stores, to restaurants, to the growing healthcare industry, Grab N’ Go is fast becoming a way of life in today’s society.

Provided By:

Stacy Clayton and Kristina McSpadden at Imperial Dade

IF YOU HAVE A STORY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR PEERS

PLEASE SEND US YOUR IDEAS BY SUBMITTING YOUR STORY

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AHFNY MEMBERS

RECIPE CORNER

Every Family has a secret recipe that they claim is the best. Well why not put that claim to the test and share out your recipes with your peers and colleagues.   

JERK SALMON

Provided By: 

Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro, MS, RDN, CDN

LEAK AND ARUGULA PESTO

Provided By: 

CHEF LEE BRIAN HENDERSON (JASA)

GLUTEN FREE CHOC CHIP COOKIES

Provided By: 

EXECUTIVE CHEF BILL DOUGHERTY AT ST. CHARLES HOSPITAL

CLINICAL NUTRITION CORNER

To place a story or article in this section, please Submit your article for review

Evaluation of the efficacy of oral nutrition supplementation on wound healing among selected residents with pressure injuries: A Pilot Study

Optimizing nutritional status is a key strategy both in preventing and managing pressure injuries. Adequate nutrition addressing macronutrient and fluid needs and determining appropriate micronutrient supplementation along with routine wound care are important factors in pressure injury prevention and healing.

Provided By:

Mina Grace Aquino MSRD, Laurel Esty MSRD, Duane Hall MD,CWSP,FAPWCA, Genevieve Sorensen RN, Patrick Lamont MBA

Four Methods to Make A Puree Diet More Appealing

15 million Americans have been diagnosed with dysphagia. Dysphagia refers to a difficulty swallowing or difficulty passing liquids and/or solids through the mouth to stomach. Though this total number encompasses dysphagia diagnosis overall, based on the new International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI), there are 7 levels and 5 different food textures dysphagia patients may be recommended given their swallowing ability.

Provided By:

Gabi Kahn, JJPVA Dietetic Intern Class of 2019

IF YOU HAVE A CLINICAL ARTICLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR PEERS

PLEASE SEND US YOUR IDEAS BY SUBMITTING YOUR ARTICLE

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AHFNY MEMBERS

CLASSIFIED CORNER

This newsletter now carries job and career opportunities for the food service worker, from line position to senior management positions.
Placing an ad in this section is a "no charge service" to the employer or applicant, this is an AHFNY courtesy opportunity marketplace.

PALM GARDENS CENTER FOR NURSING & REHABILITATION

​SEEKING  FOOD SERVICE WORKERS​​

  • Diet aide

  • Kitchen utility workers

  • Tray line workers

  • Cooks

(experienced in healthcare environment required)

To receive additional information

Please Send Resumes to:

Russel at ufdaddy@aol.com

QUEENS BOULEVARD EXTENDED CARE

DIET AIDE

Our health care facility is in need of a caring and experienced dietary aide to assist in food preparation and cleanup for residents and guests. Your main role will be to provide excellent dining services by meeting patient requests and adhering to our health and safety standards. The ideal candidate will be punctual, dependable and compassionate, as our patients depend on having their nutritional needs understood and met. 

Please Send Resumes to:

Louis Torres @ ltorres@qbecf.com

NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

SUPERVISOR FOOD AND NUTRITION

Take on this role as a Supervisor of Food and Nutrition and be responsible for all aspects of department operations with a focus on patient food services and purchasing. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Food & Nutrition Supervisor is responsible for meal service delivery to patient care units, ensuring we continue to meet high levels of service excellence, creating an outstanding patient experience. This position is also responsible for purchasing food, supplies, and inventory control.  The Food & Nutrition Supervisor will regularly assess food service operations, ensuring practices are in line with hospital policies and health codes and identify opportunities for improvement. 

 

This is a full time, Monday through Friday 6:00 am-2:00 pm and every other weekend Saturday and Sunday, 5:00 am -1:00 pm position.

Please Send Resumes to:

NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

SUPERVISOR FOOD AND NUTRITION

Thrive in this challenging, fast-paced role, as you help manage the daily operations of our tight-knit food and nutrition team. Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Food & Nutrition Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of department operations with a focus in retail and catering services. You’ll direct all aspects of the retail outlet ensuring we continue to meet high levels of service excellence, creating an outstanding customer experience. The Food & Nutrition Supervisor will regularly assess food service operations, ensures practices are in line with hospital policies and health codes and identify opportunities for improvement.  

 

This is a full time position, hours are 10:30 am- 6:30 pm Monday through Friday and every other weekend Saturday and Sunday.

Please Send Resumes to:

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Caren can be reached directly at caren@mediamagicny.com