How hospitals and farms can work together to boost food quality

By Ana Mulero

Because of their buying power and the millions of meals they serve, Oregon hospitals could have a huge effect on local farms if they purchased their food products, Capital Press reported. In Oregon, institutional food service departments serve approximately 40 million meals a year, according to Ecotrust, a Portland non-profit that examined investment opportunities in the food market. The combined effort of institutions and producers to bolster local farms would have a significant impact on the domestic food system. The Oregon Health and Science University has already adopted this practice, serving locally grown and processed food to patients within the facility. Article

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.