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Director of Hospitality Services

St. Luke's Hospital
St. Luke
915 East First Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55805
United States

Company Description: St. Luke's Hospital, located in Chesterfield, Missouri, is a regional healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for patients and the community....   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • MA
  • degree , Sociology
    University of California at Los Angeles
  • graduate degree , Organizational Management
    Concordia University
  • California Culinary Academy
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Web References
Newsroom | St. Luke's Hospital
www.slhduluth.com, 5 Aug 2013 [cached]
"It's great - that's why we are doing it," said Mark Branovan, St. Luke's director of hospitality services.
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank :: About Us :: Board_Staff
www.northernlakesfoodbank.org, 17 Dec 2012 [cached]
Mark Branovan St. Luke's Hospital
Newsroom | St. Luke's Hospital
www.slhduluth.com, 20 Aug 2012 [cached]
According to Mark Branovan, St. Luke's Hospitality Services Director, "at St. Luke's, we believe that our environment is both a reflection and a result of how we live.
Duluth Hospital to End Sales of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages | Healthy Duluth Area Coalition
healthyduluth.org, 9 June 2013 [cached]
"What we're learning from data that's out there is that sugar-sweetened beverages are a significant contributor to obesity," said Mark Branovan, director of hospitality at St. Luke's.
St. Luke's administrators decided on Sept. 17 to stop selling the products, Branovan said, but the ban hasn't been fully implemented.
"We're shooting for Nov. 1," Branovan said. "It's a short transition period. We have to run the product out. … We have to bring new selections in and equipment in. We also have some patient menus that have Coca Cola and Sprite. We have to reprint some of our menus."
The ban applies to every clinic across the St. Luke's system as well as its main campus in Duluth, Branovan said.
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But the St. Luke's ban doesn't prevent patients' families or employees from bringing in their own sugar-sweetened beverages, Branovan said.
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Familiar products still will be available at St. Luke's, Branovan said. That includes Diet Coke, already the hospital's best-seller by such a wide margin that it exceeds the sales of the No. 2, 3 and 4 choices combined.
All-natural, no-sugar-added juices, Diet Snapple and flavored seltzer waters are being added to the mix, he said.
Nor is St. Luke's removing all sugar from its offerings. You'll still be able to buy cookies, for example.
"We could take away everything that is not healthy," Branovan said. "We're not that radical."
Mark Branovan, ...
www.goslh.com, 28 Aug 2011 [cached]
Mark Branovan, MA Director of Hospitality Services, St. Luke's Hospital Mark is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration, and has a graduate degree in Organizational Management from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. Mark is also an honors graduate of the California Culinary Academy, in San Francisco, CA. For the past 12 years Mark has been working in the healthcare field holding positions ranging from cook to Department Director. He currently oversees a staff of over 150 employees with services lines representing Nutrition Services and Environmental Services.
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