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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Cleveland Clinic’s Teaching Kitchen Inspires with Cooking Lessons

Morrison Healthcare Promotes Culinary Literacy Through Teaching Kitchen Series

At the Cleveland Clinic, Morrison Healthcare spreads the power of food by hosting hands-on lessons to teach people healthy ways of cooking. Ultimately, the goal is to move Teaching Kitchen out of the hospital and into the hospital’s farmers’ market this summer.


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Compass Group USA ranked #1 in The Top 50 Contract Food Services

Food Management has named Compass Group USA No.1 in the Top 50 Contract Management Companies list.

Food Management recently published its Top 50 Contract Management Companies list, and Compass Group USA secured the No.1 spot. Click to view the table, which lists the companies’ ranks, FY 2017 revenue, FY 2016 revenue, percent change and contracts.


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Fresh from the Top Down

Morrison Healthcare partnered with Boston Medical Center to grow produce for patients, staff and guests from an on-site rooftop farm.

In its first year, the new 7,000-square-foot farm provided 5,300 pounds of fresh produce to be used in patient meals and the hospital’s café. Unused produce goes to BMC’s Preventative Food Pantry, which allows low-income patients to get produce prescribed by their doctors for free.


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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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