New 'One Price for All' Begins At Atrium January 13
Beginning Monday, January 13, visitors and patient families
can enjoy lower food prices at the Atrium.
Under the current system, visitors pay the posted menu price while employees,
staff and students receive a 30 percent discount. Now the discounted employee
price will be the "one price for all."
Changing to the new single pricing structure is a direct result of hospital
roundtable meetings with employees, explains Kathryn E. Goldberg, RD, Hospital
Director of Nutrition and Dietetics.
"Employees had expressed concern that the Atrium prices were becoming
quite high for non-employees. We hope that this change will enhance customer
satisfaction and demonstrate commitment to respond to concerns and issues
raised by our staff," Mrs. Goldberg says.
The 30 percent discount coupons currently being issued to patient families
and outpatients will be discontinued and can be discarded as of January
To avoid paying the 6 percent Pennsylvania sales tax, employees, staff and
students must still show the cashier their University/Hospital photo ID.
Now More Buying Power with Meal Tickets
Atrium meal ticket customers will now enjoy 15 percent more buying power
because of the new "one price for all," Mrs. Goldberg adds.
Since meal ticket purchase limits are calculated from posted menu prices,
the meal ticket price must be adjusted. Although posted menu prices will
now be 30 percent lower, the current $5.85 meal ticket will be reduced only
15 percent, to $5, thus increasing its buying power by 15 percent.
The $5 meal tickets will be available beginning Monday, January 6, from
the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics office, 2340 Gibbon, Monday to
Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning January 13, all $5.85 tickets will be
worth $5 and so should be used before then.
For more information, call Mrs. Goldberg at 5-7140.