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AHF Announces 2016 Award Winners

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice announced the seven winners of its 2016 awards spanning five categories.

Angela O'Neill of Hunterdon Healthcare received the Partnership in Leadership Award, which recognizes AHF operator member facilities that demonstrate a strong commitment to self-operation and currently supports the foodservice director or foodservice administrative director.

Becky Amt and Evelyn Sexton of IU Health Bloomington Hospital received the Spotlight Award, which recognizes an operator member of AHF who has enhanced operations through technology, program development, implementation, innovation and/or creative use of managing finances.

Jeanine Drake of Flagstaff Medical Center received the Benchmarking Award of Excellence, which recognizes a healthcare facility that has used AHF Benchmarking EXPRESS consistently, showed improvement in KPIs and utilized data to improve their operations.

David Edwards of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Mary Ruzzi of Geisinger Health System were the recipients of the Future Horizons Award recognizing AHF operator members who are new to management and demonstrate a desire for future growth through contributions to their hospitals or community.

Veronica McLymont of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center received the Exemplary Leadership Award, which is presented to the AHF operator member who best reflects a commitment to operational excellence. The award recognizes member contributions in their operations as well as to regional, local chapters or networking meetings.