Friday, April 11, 2008 - Broward Health Imperial Point Medical Center Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Cafeteria
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward Health Imperial Point Medical Center (IPMC) recently celebrated the opening of its newly renovated cafeteria with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Renamed The Imperial Café, the modernized space features a deli bar offering made-to-order sandwiches, a pizza station, a sauté area and freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. The renovation included changing the wall color, laying hard wood flooring in the dining room, and updating the ceramic tile in the serving area.

“We decided to update the cafeteria to provide it with a fresh, new look,” said Dawn Burke, manager of nutritional services. “This contemporary space provides a better reflection of the ‘Imperial Treatment’ that can be experienced throughout the medical center.”

IPMC executives, employees and the hospital’s Community Relations Council participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony including Betty Shelley, president of the Imperial Point Homeowners’ Association and executives from Aramark, IPMC’s food service provider. Ceremony attendees toured the new cafeteria while enjoying calypso music and participating in raffles.

Hospital staff played an integral role in the renovation selecting the color scheme, various features and even a new cafeteria name. Perita Robinson, secretary of nutritional services, was the winner of the naming contest.

“Wow, this new cafeteria is amazing. Let’s eat!” stated Flavio Prego, RN/surgery, as he entered the cafeteria following the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Imperial Café is opened to employees and community members from 6:30 to 10 am, 11am to 1:30 pm and from 4 to 7 pm. The hospital offers a Senior Supper Club for adults ages 55 and older. Members receive a 20 percent discount during the cafeteria’s “Early Bird Special” hours from 4 to 6:30 pm daily. For an application, contact Broward Health Healthline at 954-759-7400.

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