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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Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity

Kristine Wolner, Morrison Healthcare chef at Mayo Clinic wins two top awards at a recent Foodie Throwdown competition.

Morrison Healthcare chef, Kristine Wolner was at a crossroads. A stint in college had been enough to convince her that her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer wasn’t meant to be. When she returned home to Austin, Minnesota, her parents gave her two other choices: Go back to school and find something that did interest her, or stay put and take over the family farm. “That wasn’t something I wanted to do, either,” Kristine tells us of her farming prospects. [more]


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Medical school foodservice feeds research animals, reduces food waste

Morrison Healthcare’s Director of Dining at Baylor College of Medicine reduces food waste while supporting research efforts

Inspired by an article in FM, Garrett Lucas, CDM, CFPP, director of dining services at the Morrison Café at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, saw an opportunity to reduce food waste and to feed the research animals at BCM, one of the leading centers for biomedical research in the country. While BCM is technically a college with no patients to feed, it is served by Morrison Healthcare, making it a unique hybrid account. [more]


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Mayo clinic success: Harvest cafe wows hospital

Morrison operated café at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont receives praise

FAIRMONT — The Harvest Cafe at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont has been reaping a bumper crop of praise. Often referred to as the hospital cafeteria, the cafe has changed its look and its menu, much to the enjoyment of Mayo staff and patients as well as vigilant area residents who have discovered an economical place to dine. [more]


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Case Studies


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Accurate Coding Impacts the Geometric Length of Stay for Malnourished Inpatients

Changes in healthcare, such as rising costs and revised reimbursement practices like the hospital value-based purchasing program, have resulted in a heightened focus on the quality of care. Hospital performance, measured by patient outcomes such as hospital-acquired conditions and readmission rates, has affected reimbursement rates since 2012 and it publicly reported. [more]


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The State of Patient Experience: Leadership Insights and Key Strategies

Workforce engagement and workplace culture are top-of mind concerns of senior patient experience leaders from high performing health systems
across the country. Leaders from across the industry gathered recently to discuss the state of patient experience in the United States and some of the specific strategies their teams are using to drive transformational change.


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Morrison Healthcare Transitions Into Cleveland Clinic

Morrison Healthcare became the foodservice provider for Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and Children’s Rehabilitation Center in July 2017. With the transition of Morrison Healthcare as the foodservice provider for both patients and cafes, Press-Ganey patient satisfaction scores have gone up and employee turnover rates have gone down.


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