The Ripple Effect: Budget & Expense Planning in a Competitive Market

Join AHF and our partner Parts Town for a much-needed webinar on budgeting and remaining competitive. In today's environment, budgeting and justifying your budget to administrators is more important than ever. During our 1-hour webinar participants will hear from Geisinger Health's Bruce Thomas on the elements putting stress on operator budgets and how to discuss budget needs with your administrators to ensure you remain competitive in today's market. Following Bruce's presentation, hear from Parts Town's Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, Frank Faso on the ripple effect of the true cost of equipment downtime. Parts Town will share their latest research with easy to share takeaways that can be provided to administrators. 

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Attendees will learn how to better present their budget needs and nuances to administrators 
  2. Attendees will gain understanding of the current day impacts that are effective foodservice budgets in hospitals and senior living facilities 
  3. Attendees will gain understanding of the cost of failing to maintain equipment or schedule regular maintenance
  4. Attendees will learn how to build and present to administrators, an appropriate maintenance schedule and budget
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  • Duration:  1 hour 
  • Accreditation: 1.0 CEU - AND (through 12/3/2022) & ANFP (through 12/7/2022)
  • Type: Monthly Webinar
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Course Activities


Frank Faso 
Parts Town
Frank Faso is the Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships at Parts Town. As the leader of healthcare business development for the Institutions team, he prioritizes education and promotion of kitchen equipment parts as a key category in the industry today. Prior to joining Parts Town in 2018, Frank spent his career in the supply chain and logistics space with Livingston International. He graduated from Valparaiso University in May 2012 with an International Business major and Spanish minor.
Bruce Thomas
Geisinger Health System
Bruce joined Geisinger in 1987 as Production Manager of Foodservices at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. In his current leadership role Bruce has administrative oversight for Hospitality Services functions including the Digital Print and Mail Center, Volunteer and Retail Services, Guest Services Operations, (Valet, Shuttle Bus services, Greeters) Foodservices, Environmental Services, The Pine Barn Inn Hotel and Restaurant, Support Services Quality and Regulatory Compliance and he chairs the Travel and Business Reimbursement committee for the system. Bruce is the 2011 winner of the International Food Manufacturers Association Silver Plate Award for the healthcare sector and he received the Association for Healthcare Foodservice Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Additionally, he received the Alumni of the year award from the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society in 2011. He is a Past President of the National Association of Health Care Foodservice Managers (HFM) and was instrumental in the creation of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF). Bruce is a graduate of the Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management program at Pennsylvania State University and earned his M.B.A. at Bloomsburg University. In his spare time, he tries to spend as much time as possible with his wife, two children and three grandsons