First SNF Awarded WELL Certification

SOURCE:  “First SNF Awarded WELL Certification.”  Mcknight’s Long-Term Care News, October 23, 2019.


Skilled nursing has its first WELL-certified building, a facility recognized for its commitment to improving the health and well-being of residents, staff and visitors.  Read more here!

Boosting Buzz with Baked Goods

SOURCE:  “Boosting Buzz with Baked Goods.”  FoodService Director Magazine, October 7, 2019.

Residents are treated to locally inspired baked goods at Laurel View Village, a senior living community in Davidsville, Pa. Cura’s Catering Manager Kelsey Vann and Head Baker Megan Heiser tap into regional specialties, such as pierogies and gobs, to provide scratch-made desserts for the facility’s Laurel View Bakery and Fresh Harvest restaurant.  Read more here. 

New Central Culinary Center and Cafe, Bring Consistency and Efficiency

SOURCE:  “New Central Culinary Center and Cafe, Bring Consistency and Efficiency.”  Facility Design Project of the Month.   FoodService Equipment and Supplies Magazine, October 1, 2019.


A new central culinary center and cafe serve residents and guests at Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center.  The center recently achieved WELL Certified Gold, the first nursing facility to receive in the world!  Read more about back-of-the-house efficiency and how Cura’s operations contributes to improve the health, well-being and the overall dining experience for residents and guests!   Beginning on page 79. 

Skilled Nursing Project First to Earn WELL Certified Gold Certification

SOURCE:  “Skilled Nursing Project First to Earn WELL Certified Gold Certification.”  Food Management Magazine, September 30, 2019.

Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center’s new culinary center part of WELL certification, an environment created to provide comfort, drive better choices and enhance overall health.  Cura is proud to operate the rehabilitation’s new centralized culinary kitchen!  Read more here!

Holy Redeemer Lafayette Tips for Perfect Porchetta

SOURCE:  “Chef-Tested Tips for Perfect Porchetta.”  Food Management Magazine, August 12, 2019




At Holy Redeemer Lafayette in Philadelphia, Cura Executive Chef Richard Brabson is preparing porchetta – with an Asian twist!

Read more in FM – slides 9, 10 and 11!

‘The Balloon Lady’ Lifts Spirits For Jefferson Hospital’s Change For Change Program


SOURCE:  “The Balloon Lady Lifts Spirits for Jefferson Hospital’s Change for Change Program.”  CBS Pittsburgh, August 7, 2019

Jefferson Hospital dining team member“Sandy” Cassandra Anderson –  who delivers smiles with just a balloon, a simple innovation that demonstrates EVERYONE is a caregiver!  The Cura team rallied around Sandy’s “just do it improvement” by placing containers in the café and gift shop labeled “Change for Change” so hospital guests and staff can place their loose change in the containers for the purchase of the balloons!

View the news segment here on KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh!

Nutritionists to Put on Culinary Demo

Source: “Nutritionists to Put on Culinary Demo.”Indiana Gazette, June 18, 2019

Fresh and local vegetables will take center stage at the Indiana County Farmers’ Market where Cura nutritional and dietary specialists from Indiana Regional Medical Center will create culinary masterpieces that are healthy, inexpensive and delicious.

Read more here in the Indiana Gazette.

A Hospital’s Fight Against Hunger Starts Small But Creates A Big Impact

Source: “A Hospital’s Fight Against Hunger.”FoodService Director Magazine, April 2019 Issue

As patients recover from surgery or illness in the hospital, they get medical attention and meals on a regular basis. But upon discharge, “Some patients comment that they are worried they won’t have enough food to last until the next month or until they get more funds for food,” says Lynette Taylor, Cura Hospitality patient services manager for Nanticoke Health Services in Seaford, Del.

Read more about Nanticoke’s Healing Harvest Inpatient Food Closet—an outreach program that launched last March at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

Nourishing and Flourishing

Source: “Nourishing and Flourishing.” Celebrate Gettysburg, March 2019 Issue.


The Cura dining teams at SpiriTrust Lutheran and Menno Haven senior living communities receive accolades for innovative and nourishing culinary programming to promote their National Nutrition Month dining activities!

Read more in the March issue of Celebrate Gettysburg!


Celebrating National Doctor’s Day with Dr. Pepper’s Pulled Pork and Apple Slaw

Source:  “Celebrating National Doctor’s Day with Dr. Pepper’s Pulled Pork and Apple Slaw.”  Food Management Magazine, March 14, 2019

Cura also makes it easy for their healthcare providers to dine healthy on the run!  Read more on how Cura celebrates National Doctor’s Day in the March issue of FoodService Director Magazine.