Hackensack University Medical Center: Better meat case study


Hackensack University Medical Center’s annual food and beverage budget is $5 million with an estimated $1.5 million spend on meat and poultry. They serve more than 2.8 million meals annually. In only 18 months, Hackensack University Medical Center now leads the country in achieving a 98 percent benchmark of meat and poultry raised without routine antibiotics. Leadership is driving change through their GPO and the broader marketplace so other hospitals can have access to and benefit from purchasing these products. The medical center received significant media attention for their leadership and perseverance in outlets like Modern Healthcare as recently as November 2016 and even NPR’s The Salt in January 2016.


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