Fort Worth – Executive chef Michael Hackman at Medical City Alliance was recently recognized by the Texas Chef’s Association Fort Worth Chapter as the “Chef of the Year.” This annual award is highly coveted, primarily because local chefs and their peers nominate and vote for the honor.
“This is a great honor for me and is probably best categorized as a ‘team’ win,” says Michael Hackman, executive chef for Medical City Alliance. “I have an outstanding team supporting me at the hospital and it is this support that made this recognition possible.”
The selection of Hackman reinforces the quality of cuisine offered at Medical City Alliance, a hospital serving the rapidly growing Alliance corridor in north Fort Worth. Winning chefs typically work for large, upscale restaurants, country clubs, hotels and catering companies.
“People are often surprised when they learn that I work at a hospital,” says Hackman. “Diet is even more important when you are recovering, so this environment provides me with the opportunity to prepare delicious and nutritious food that aids the healing process. I definitely challenge people to think about hospital food differently.”
“Providing our patients with high quality meals they might not expect in a hospital stay is part of the patient experience we offer here,” says Glenn Wallace, CEO for Medical City Alliance. “At Medical City Alliance, we are serious about our commitment to providing a uniquely different patient experience and the food we offer is part of that overall excellence.”
Chef Hackman was featured in a video produced last year highlighting the preparation that goes into preparing the culinary delights enjoyed by patients and employees of Medical City Alliance.
About Medical City Alliance
Medical City Alliance is a full-service, 55-bed, acute care facility serving the communities of Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. The hospital offers a full range of services, specializing in women’s, cardiology, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and emergency care. Medical City Alliance has been recognized by The Joint Commission for the Hospital Accreditation Program for 2015 and is a part of HCA. For more information about the hospital, please visit medicalcityalliance.com