About Us

A Brief History

A small restaurant in Mobile Alabama, Morrison’s Cafeteria, began taking contract foodservice jobs in the 1950s—providing exceptional food, nutrition and dining services to hospitals, businesses and educational institutions in the region.

Over the following decades, Morrison grew, while continuing to focus on improvement of its food and services. In 1990, the business and education divisions were sold, leaving Morrison with approximately 300 healthcare accounts across the U.S.; Morrison Healthcare was born.

Today, Morrison Healthcare is a leading national food and nutrition services company that proudly serves more than 650 hospitals and healthcare systems. Morrison Healthcare together with Crothall Healthcare form Compass One Healthcare – providing food, nutrition and support services in more than 1,850 locations with a combined 90 years of healthcare-only experience.


Morrison Believes in the Power of Food™

It’s power to advance a healing and healthful mission. It’s power to connect, comfort, restore and rejuvenate. For 65+ years, we’ve specialized in healthcare foodservice. It’s all we do. Armed with that specialization and expertise, our people unleash the power of food, using it to touch lives and transform the healthcare experience. It’s what we do. It’s who we are. That’s the Morrison difference.  That’s “The Power of Food.”

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All About The Food

From the very beginning, it has always been about offering exceptional food and foodservice. And nothing else. In fact, Morrison is the only foodservice company in the nation dedicated exclusively to providing food, nutrition and hospitality services to hospitals and healthcare systems.

Food Philosophy

We have a passion for life’s flavor. Each season begins with menus built around emerging dining trends and the freshest ingredients available. We enhance lives by creating from scratch foods alive with flavor and nutrition, using wholesome ingredients that are harvested in a socially responsible way for the wellbeing of our customers, team members and the environment.

Wellness Philosophy

Wellness, as a means of promoting culture change within our communities, serves as a prominent entity in all that we do. We create great tasting and better-for-you foods that energize the mind, body and spirit, encouraging our customers and the communities in which we serve, to embrace a delicious and healthful style of well-being through balanced nutrition. We define wellness through our food philosophy, and we place equal importance on the sourcing of local and sustainable food ingredients as we do on the nutrients that they provide. However, wellness isn’t just about the food; it is also about changing the culture to effectively promote positive health changes in caregivers, patients and the community.

News & Press


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Pop Goes the Restaurant

Pop-ups—temporary concepts that pop into diners’ lives and then disappear just as quickly—have been trending in the restaurant industry for years. Now, Morrison is bringing them to healthcare.


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The Chef in Shape

Joshua Ingraham is the face of fitness for chefs. As the Morrison Healthcare  System Executive Chef at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, he blends his passion for health and fitness with his flair for creative and delicious food, becoming a major factor in the transformation of what we typically consider hospital food.


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Data: Surprising factors in how patients perceive hospital meals

It’s not just about the food: Study finds service-related elements such as order accuracy, timeliness of delivery and courtesy of staff greatly impact patients’ perceptions of the overall quality of their food experience.


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Case Studies


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Food for Thought: Maximizing the Positive Impact Food Can Have on a Patient’s Stay

Food matters. In sickness and in health, it nourishes the body and feeds the soul. And in today’s consumer-driven, value-based health care marketplace, food service represents an important way for health care systems to reduce avoidable suffering and support a nurturing, healing environment.


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Designing Restaurant-Style Healthcare Foodservice: A Case Study

In a major overhaul of its foodservice program, Sentara, a 550-bed teaching hospital and trauma center in Virginia collaborated with its healthcare foodservice operator Morrison Healthcare to redesign the 14,000-square-foot cafeteria. The project also included an investment in higher-end foodservice equipment to deliver a 100-percent from-scratch, healthier, restaurant-style menu.


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Positive Impressions boosts Patient Satisfaction Scores

Twin Cities Community Hospital,
a 124-bed acute care facility in Templeton, CA, with four Circle
of Excellence awards from the  Joint Commission, partnered
with Morrison when it needed
a food service program to match its quality of care.


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