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Ideas That Work: Doctor's Orders
Send Patients Home With Chicken Noodle Soup
OSD Staff
Publish Date: May 13, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
chicken noodle soup MOM'S PRESCRIPTION Chicken soup is just what the doctor — and mom — ordered.

Doctor's Orders
Send Patients Home With Chicken Noodle Soup

Our hospital started a chicken soup to-go program so patients can enjoy a healthy meal on us after they get home from surgery. Every day, our cafeteria makes a large batch of chicken noodle soup and packages it in quart-size to-go containers. The soup is then delivered to the outpatient surgery department, where it is stored in a refrigerator. When a patient is ready for discharge, the nurse packages the soup in an easy-to-carry bag with a card that details the program. So far, our patients love it. We want them to feel cared for both at the hospital and while they're home, and this is just one small, easy way to do that.

Johanna Tanno, PTA, CWC, INHC
Western Reserve Hospital
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
[email protected]

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