What is KND$?

  • Electronic tool to help you get started
  • User friendly « Provides one site for all data
  • Allows for multiple users in department
  • Assures consistency
  • Includes definition and facts material
  • Auto calculates meals and meal equivalents
  • Calculates percentage of patient meals and percentage of non-patient meals


  • Use numbers to show efficiencies with cost per patient day to challenge a contractor.
  • Use numbers to show success of new program proving return on investment.
  • Use numbers to show increases in meals produced and retail sales with current labor.


Tracking internal data helps operators:
  • Justify new programs Prove ROI
  • Set new directions
  • Respond to economic challenges
  • Validate need for change
  • Educate administration
  • Help the facility reduce costs or justify new investments
  • Justify FTEs current labor

Best Practice

  • Successful operators track data and understand numbers.
  • Operators who measure what they manage know their productivity.
  • Operators that know how to use their numbers help administrators solve problems and set new directions.
  • Operators who share numbers with staff educate staff and gain their support.
In today’s environment, financial management is critical to running a successful operation. KND$ provides organization and easy access to department’s internal key metrics.
David Reeves, FSD, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare
Using KND$ allows my team to centralize internal data for easy and efficient tracking on a daily basis. This allows us to know where we stand at all times, and tracking expenses with confidence helps me be a stronger director. The program helps us plan successfully and gain support of Medical Center Administration in the process.
Christine Hartman, FSD, Williamson Medical Center

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