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Really?? A Farmer's Market in the hospital?

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I would hope it wouldn't be in the halls.

We have vendors all the time, not food, but others selling things (like hand made purses), but they set up in the main lobby.

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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It is (as I understand it) in a large hall on the ground floor, just off the lobby. So no, it is not where patients would be expected to be.

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BrnEyedGirl has 18 years experience and specializes in Cardiac, ER.

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Maybe it's like where I work, the first floor is a non patient floor,.where the cafeteria is, the gift shop, administration etc. We have some sort of fund raiser set up all the time,....just a thought.

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i don't see an issue, the hospitals are a biz trying to diversify and make as much money as they can. many hospitals have other businesses/venders (like restuarant, banks, etc) in them and try to attract non-hospital related traffic/customers, a farmers market is no differ.

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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"the hospitals are a biz trying to diversify and make as much money as they can"

:lol2::lol2:Sorry to laugh but that stikes my funnybone. Knowing the salary of the CEO of this not-for-profit hospital system, it tickles me to think of someone coming up with the grand idea of selling fruits and veggies to boost the bottom line.

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TDCHIM specializes in Health Information Management.

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"the hospitals are a biz trying to diversify and make as much money as they can"

:lol2::lol2:Sorry to laugh but that stikes my funnybone. Knowing the salary of the CEO of this not-for-profit hospital system, it tickles me to think of someone coming up with the grand idea of selling fruits and veggies to boost the bottom line.

Hey, you never know! Maybe it's like the hospital Kwik-E-Mart - fruits and veggies that would cost a couple of dollars at the grocery store cost $10 there. ;) Knowing the way one of my local farmer's market's goods seem to be priced, a hospital farmer's market could be lucrative if marketed the right way. It could be like a boutique, all-organic kind of thing patronized by the tony types. :lol2:

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red2003xlt has 2 years experience and specializes in Addiction.

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Egad! Imagine the frequent fliers whose idea of nutrition is a 2LTR Diet Coke washing down 3LB bag of Tater Chips.

Even allowing fresh fruits and veggies on the premises!!

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diane227 has 32 years experience as a LPN, RN and specializes in Management, Emergency, Psych, Med Surg.

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I don't think this is unusual. I have seen this type of thing in community hospitals. I would think they would not be bringing in any more diseases than the general public who come into the hospital. As long as they are not in a patient care area, I would not worry about it and I would go down there and buy myself some fresh veggies.

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Crispy Critter has 42 years experience and specializes in ER I/CCU Cath lab LTC.

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It just seems like a marketing technique. You know, make the public feel all warm and fuzzy about the 'homey' atmosphere. Anything to increase the public's awareness of the hospital and make it feel 'down home'. Hospitals are straying farther and farther away from what should be their primary focus-good patient care given by good staff in appropriate numbers. It will be so as long as caring for the sick is seen by administration as a business. That being said, I don't think I could resist checking out the tomatoes and sweet corn....

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HeartsOpenWide is a RN and specializes in Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne.

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Our hospital grows our own fruits and vegetables in the garden behind the hospital... You just gave me a good idea! As long as they are not selling the the halls right outside the patients room and disturbing them I do not see that is the big deal.

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