Mount Carmel Health System

Rippe Associates has completed system-wide renovations at hospitals in the Mount Carmel Health System. By working with one, consistent design consultant on all projects, Mount Carmel has consistency throughout their foodservice kitchens and retail. These spaces allow them to prepare high-quality food for patients, staff, and visitors.

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s | This renovation transformed the cafeteria, room service, and bistro and elevated the level of culinary expertise on display. The culinary station features interchangeable equipment, providing serving flexibility.

Mount Carmel New Albany | The rehabilitation center renovation included a kitchen and servery expansion to grow with services. It boasts an efficient roomservice and high patient satisfaction scores.

Mount Carmel Grove City | Rippe designed the retail cafeteria and roomservice program for Grove City’s first full-service hospital. The cafeteria is located next to a tranquil green space. Its long, narrow dining room is saturated with natural light and has a biophilic connection to the exterior.

Mount Carmel East | Completed in 2018, this was our fourth project on the Mount Carmel Health System. This foodservice department expansion included a kitchen, servery, dining room, and coffee shop. A fifth project is now underway in Dublin, OH.


Mount Carmel St. Ann’s
Opening Date: 2013
Equipment Cost: $1,630,000
Peak Retail Meal Volume: 1,000
Total Size: 16,707 SF

Mount Carmel New Albany
Opening Date: 2014
Equipment Cost: $650,000
Peak Retail Meal Volume: 300
Total Size: 5,675 SF

Mount Carmel Grove City
Opening Date: 2018
Est. Equipment Cost: $1,850,000
Peak Retail Meal Volume: 1,200
Total Size: 16,340 SF

Mount Carmel East
Opening Date: 2018
Equipment Cost: $1,780,000
Peak Retail Meal Volume: 1,200
Total Size: 18,015 SF


Foodservice Design

“frk has had the good fortune to with Rippe Associates for more than 20 years on many projects together. Our focus is the K-12 market and we have always appreciated the deep knowledge base, attention to detail, and extensive experience the team at Rippe Associate provides for educational design. We have also greatly valued the professional, yet personal approach, their designers take with our clients. When working with Rippe, we are always confident the project will be a success!”

Thomas C. Wollan, AIA, LEED AP

Partner at frk architects + engineers

“When it comes to dietary planning, Rippe is always first on my list when team building. They have a strong understanding of all the issues, are creative problem solvers, and are consistent with their execution.”

Daniel J. Rectenwald, AIA, ACHA, NCARB

Vice President, Principal at HGA

"The development of Elmhurst Hospital’s replacement campus was complex. The Rippe team supported our vision to transform healthcare foodservice. The result was exceptional reviews from our patients and staff, along with a facility that supported efficient operations."

David E. Reeves

Past President of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)

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