The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently
recognized BCH for achieving gold-level status as a partner of the
Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact. The compact is an agreement by hospitals that share a mission to protect
and promote the health of hospital patients and their families, visitors
and staff. BCH was acknowledged for its exceptional commitment to ensuring
food and beverages meet specific nutrition criteria and for its support
of breastfeeding policies and practices.
The Compact recognized 12 Colorado hospitals. BCH was one of four to receive
a gold-level recognition. Three platinum, three silver and two bronze
winners were also announced.
Compact Partner Hospitals lead by example as they implement measures designed
to improve the quality of their nutrition environments. As Partners in
the Compact, hospitals are publicly recognized for their accomplishments
and gain access to a growing network of peer hospitals that are connected
to the latest best practices and innovations in the national healthy hospital movement.
Bethany Braunstein, BCH Clinical Nutrition Manager, and Thomas Ingalls,
BCH Food Service Director, accepted a banner from CDPHE in recognition
of our gold-level commitment to the Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact.