Healthcare workers working long hours, have a new way to ‘make groceries’

WWL Newsroom
March 31, 2020 - 9:29 pm
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Patty Burnaman reporting...

Health care workers working long hours at LCMC hospitals, now have a chance to get some of those hard to find grocery items at work thanks to Aramark, the national hospitality service company. 

Scott Parker, VP of Operations says, “As a dining partner with LSMC health, we came up with the idea for a pop-up grocery store, which could serve as a one-stop-shop for hospital staff to grab some necessities on their way home. These pop-ups stock basic, or hard to get items, that we are able to source through our vendors.”

Currently, they are stocking bread, milk, eggs, and orange juice. They will be adding toilet paper, sanitizing wipes, and other items requested by the staff. These pop-ups launched last Thursday in University Medical Center, Touro Infirmary, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, West Jefferson Medical Center, and New Orleans East Hospital.

Items like eggs, milk, bread, can be purchased on sight in the hospital café. Soon they will be adding toilet paper, sanitizing wipes, and other high demand items, based on the feedback from employees.

The results have overwhelmingly positive.  Aramark is continuing to work with LCMC Health to provide other engagement avenues for employees, such as lucky dogs and plum street snowballs.

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