Healthier Food Options in Its Cafeteria Helps Doctors Community Hospital Reinforce Its Mission

Friday, February 13, 2015

Lanham, MD – Doctors Community Hospital now offers healthier food options in its cafeteria.  This change will reinforce its “passion for caring about your health” mission by allowing patients, guests and employees to enjoy more nutritious breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items.  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third of U.S. adults are obese.  Also, obesity is often related to other health issues like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.  “To help address the direct and indirect impacts of obesity, we have developed various clinical programs including our Bariatric and Weight Loss Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Center for Comprehensive Breast Care, Lymphedema Center and many other specialty services.  In addition to caring for community members who have these concerns, we are constantly researching ways to help people improve or maintain their health as well as avoid preventable conditions,” stated Paul Grenaldo, chief operating officer at Doctors Community Hospital.  One such recent effort is the hospital’s providing of healthier food selections in its cafeteria. 

Started in January 2015, the hospital has adopted healthier food preparation techniques in its cafeteria and has reduced the availability of consumables high in saturated fats.  Also, Doctors Community Hospital no longer offers deep fat fried foods.  Instead, there are healthier and tasty baked alternatives.  As mentioned by Mr. Grenaldo, “We sincerely care about the health and wellbeing of both our external and internal communities.  By improving the selection of food options that are offered to those who visit our cafeteria, we are continuing our nearly 40-year tradition of improving the health of people who receive our quality care while also advancing the wellbeing of our exceptional employees who provide those services.”

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About Doctors Community Hospital

Doctors Community Hospital is a premier medical and surgical hospital located in Lanham, Maryland.  With a mission of being dedicated to passionately caring for the health of patients and the community, the hospital has provided high-quality as well as comprehensive health care to residents of Prince George's County and the region for nearly 40 years.

A 190+ bed facility, Doctors Community Hospital has a wide range of specialty programs and services. 

For more information, please visit www.DCHweb.org or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).

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Angela T. Wilson
Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications

Doctors Community Hospital
8118 Good Luck Road
Lanham, Maryland 20706

Phone: 301-552-8062

Email: awilson@DCHweb.org

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