By the Numbers

Three meals a day, seven days a week adds up.

See what the Hartford Hospital cafeteria crew is cooking up and stocking its kitchen with every year,
by the numbers…

Knowing the recipe for success

Matthew Liles, a cook in Hartford Hospital’s Food & Nutrition Department, not only knows the recipes to make culinary favorites in the cafeteria, he also has the ingredients to make his coworkers smile. Liles, who has worked at Hartford Hospital for more than 15 years, was named 2019 Hartford Hospital Employee of the Year. He was chosen from 40 nominees and nine finalists. In his nomination, his colleagues said he always provides an exceptional experience and greets almost everyone by name and with a smile. The adjectives used to describe him include kind, generous and hard-working. “I want to make a difference and serve you,” he said. “My job is to love you. The food is secondary.” Employee of the Year finalists were interviewed and the winner selected through secret ballot. Hartford Hospital’s Employee of the Year is sponsored by the Employees’ Council.

—Pamela Cruz

Photo Left, Matthew Liles
by Chris Rakoczy

Food & Nutrition whips up national recognition

When it comes to food and customer service, Hartford Hospital is making a name nationwide. The Food & Nutrition Department topped more than 700 hospitals across the country to be named “Account of the Year” by Compass One, the vendor which manages our food service department, as well as those at healthcare heavyweights, such as the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. “This really puts Hartford Hospital Food and Nutrition on the map,” said John Price, senior director of Food and Nutrition who oversees Hartford’s department for Compass One. “I never thought this transformation would happen in such little time.”

—Pamela Cruz

Photo Right, The entire Hartford Hospital Food & Nutrition team had a lot to celebrate.
by Chris Rakoczy