Southeast Health creates a homey environment for hospital patients

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Southeast Health has renovated and updated its 50 year old cafeteria to be more modern and homey for those staying at the hospital or just visiting.

The new cafeteria or newly branded “South Eats” was a project the hospital started and was meant to enhance visitor dining experience.

The old cafetria was tore down to the concrete and built from the ground up into an relaxing area for anyone to enjoy.

“The space for people to be able to sit down and dine was not easy,” Vice President and Chief Human Resources, Kelly Hurts said. “It was just really restrictive and so we wanted to make it a much more pleasing, calming environment for people to be able to come down that are here visiting patients and feel like they can just come into a very easy space to sit and relax and have a meal.”

South Eats is not open to the public yet, but hospital patients are allowed to dine there.

There is no set date for when the cafeteria will open to non-hospital patients.

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