Hospital Debuts Vegan Menu to Speed Patient Recovery

Hospital Debuts Vegan Menu to Speed Patient Recovery

The Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach becomes the first medical center in Florida to offer plant-based menu to patients.


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The Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL became the first in the state to offer patients a plant-based menu. Patients at the medical center will be able to choose plant-based dishes from a new menu that includes veggie wraps, seasoned tomatoes, and quinoa salads. David Dodson, MD helped launch the plant-based menu and believes that the initiative will soon be adopted by hospitals nationwide. “I was on rounds one day,” Dodson told local news outlet WPTV, “and a patient of mine had been admitted to the hospital with a heart attack, and he had a stent. I happened to be rounding at noontime, and they were serving him a cheeseburger! And I said, ‘Wait a minute, something’s wrong here.’ I think eventually all hospitals will be doing this, but somebody has to start it, and I think Good Sam is the leader.” Mounting scientific evidence suggests that consuming a plant-based diet decreases the risk of contracting a heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

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