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AHF Recognizes Oliver and Hynes

AHF names Lifetime Achievement and Making a Difference Award winners. 

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice presented Patti Oliver, director of nutrition, UCLA Health, with its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, AHF presented Dick Hynes, Director of Consultant Services & Healthcare, Hobart Corporation, with its 2014 Making a Difference Award.

The association's highest honor, the AHF Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizes operator members who best exemplify the leadership and spirit of Jacques Bloch and Angelo Gagliano. Past recipients of the legacy association top honors and AHF Lifetime Achievement Award winners select the annual recipient of the AHF Lifetime Achievement Award.

Oliver's career with UCLA began in 1999. She and her team are responsible for creating innovative, nutritious dining options for patients. UCLA Health's wellness initiative allows Oliver to lead the challenge for the food portion. UCLA serves more than 3.4 million meals a year at 2 hospitals, with more than 790 beds.

The AHF Industry Advisory Board Chair selects the recipient of the AHF Making a Difference Award, given in honor of John Cabot. It is the association's top award for business partners and the media.

Hynes has worked for Hobart Corporation for 46 years. He has served on AHF and legacy association committees for more than 25 years. He previously served on the AHF Strategic Planning, Education Committee and S.O.lution Task Force. This past March, Hynes represented AHF at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress.