Hospitals hope that sending healthful food to patients’ homes will keep them from coming back”
“We really want to help make a lifestyle change for the patient. Patients will say “I don’t want to change my diet. I have been eating this way my whole life.’ The problem is they have been eating that way their whole life.’’
~Dr. Lana Tsao, Director of Advanced Heart Failure and the Coronary Care Unit at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Some hospitals are preparing and delivering healthy food to patients discharged from hospitals heart care units in an effort to reduce the overall costs from repeated admissions.