Cape Girardeau, MO, November 15, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The entirely new Tuscan Sun Restaurant at Saint Francis Medical Center is now open for business. The new space nearly doubles the size of the former cafeteria. The restaurant’s dining area added 52 chairs, bringing total occupancy to 243 people. Both booth and table seating is available, as well as raised and additional outdoor (nonsmoking) seating. The restaurant features an expanded menu and enhanced services and equipment. It is located on the lower level of the Registration Center on the north side of the Medical Center campus.
“Employee input, planning and unending support have created a beautiful and efficient space that benefits the entire Medical Center – patients, visitors, physicians and staff,” says Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, Saint Francis President and Chief Executive Officer.
Beyond expansion of both the kitchen and dining areas, relocating the cafeteria will allow Saint Francis the flexibility of expanding the surgical area to continue to meet the growing needs of the community.
Expanded menu features include: open-flame stone pizza oven with daily gourmet pizza selections; freshly-made deli-style sandwiches; short-order grill station; chef cooking station with charbroiler and wok; expanded salad bar; Grab ‘n Go area; hot pretzels; make-your-own Belgian waffles; and expanded breakfast selections. The enhanced services and equipment features include: new dishwashing system; additional cashier station; outdoor garden patio/dining area (smoke-free); direct access from Registration Center elevators; electronic menu system; and filtered water for cooking and consumption.
The Tuscan Sun Restaurant provides meal service daily to nearly 2,000 patients, visitors, volunteers and employees. Hours of service are 6:30 am to 7 pm every day, with full menu options available during the following:
Breakfast: 6:30-10 am
Lunch: 11 am-1:30 pm
Supper: 4:30-7 pm
Sandwiches, salads and short-order items are available 6:30 am to 7 pm. For more information, please call 573-331-5142.
Saint Francis Medical Center is a 258-bed facility serving more than 650,000 people throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. Guided by its mission to provide a ministry of healing and wellness inspired by its Christian philosophy and values, the Medical Center has become a progressive, innovative regional tertiary care referral center, doubling in size in the last five years to best accommodate the healthcare needs of those it serves. Saint Francis’ major service lines, which have received a variety of national recognitions, include the Neurosciences Institute; Thomas G. Otto, MD, Orthopaedic Institute; Family BirthPlace, featuring the region’s first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Heart Institute; Gene E. Huckstep Emergency Center/Level III Trauma Center with Convenient Care; Cancer Institute; and Fitness Plus. Saint Francis recently announced construction of a 180,000-square-foot combined Heart Hospital and Cancer Institute, where patients will have access to advanced treatments and technology – under one convenient roof. Saint Francis was named number four on Modern Healthcare magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare – no other Missouri hospital was in the top 20.
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