so my left knee blew out and I had a metal and plastic one installed in the afternoon. it was 2AM the next day before I wanted food. so I ring for the nurse, expecting saltines and ginger ale. imagine my surprise when she hands me a menu and a phone. 25 minutes later, my made to order meal is delivered. the food was freshly cooked, tasty, and a decent portion. the cost was part of the daily hospital charge which is the same whether you eat once a day or four times a day. the menu offered beef, pork, chicken, turkey and vegetarian dishes, although it didn't have aardvark fricassee or toadfish sushi. Is this the new norm or did i just get lucky picking hospitals? I post this partly for wHiTePnOi who is concerned that cooking in a hospital hurt his career and destroy his passion for cooking. the hospital I was at had 6 entrees that were always on the menu and 6 entrees that changed every week, repeating every month. I would think cooking there would be similar to many restaurants.