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Health system earns bronze level for food standards

Butler Memorial Hospital executive chef Chad Mealy demonstrates using a QR code reader to see health menu items and nutritional information on items in the cafeteria.

It took Butler Health System just eight months to earn a medal from Good Food, Healthy Hospitals as a result of the health system’s overall focus on healthy eating education.

Shelley Chamberlain, a Healthy Food in Healthcare specialist who is serving as a consultant for the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals program, said BHS met all the standards to earn the bronze level with the program.

“They are doing a fantastic job with providing good food to staff, visitors and the community as well as constant innovation,” Chamberlain said. “They are a wonderful partner.”

BHS is the first health system in Western Pennsylvania to join Healthy Foods, Healthy Hospitals, which is a Philadelphia-based program.

Read more in Tuesday's Butler Eagle.