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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With Hospital Food It's All About Delivery

Hospital patients who had good dining experiences were also more likely to provide optimal ratings for overall food quality than patients whose expectations were not met, study finds.


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New Research Identifies Key Drivers of Patients’ Perception of Food Quality, Links to Patient Experience

Compass One Healthcare-Press Ganey Release New Findings to Guide Better Patient Experience

ATLANTA, GA (October 10, 2017) – New research conducted by Compass One Healthcare and Press Ganey identifies the key drivers of patients’ perception of food quality and provides actionable insights on how to improve that element of the patient experience. In the recently released white paper, “Food for Thought: Maximizing the Positive Impact Food Can Have on a Patient’s Stay,” findings demonstrate that patient perceptions of hospital food are heavily influenced by the patient’s full food service experience, not just the food alone.


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Growing Fresh Food at New Heights

Morrison client, Boston Medical Center sits in an urban oasis. But that doesn’t mean they’re missing out on local and healthy food. Instead, they’re literally growing fresh food at new heights in their rooftop garden.


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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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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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Freeman Health System

Located in Joplin, Missouri, Freeman Health System is a 485-bed, three-hospital organization providing comprehensive healthcare to an area that includes more than 450,000 from Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The not-for-profit health system is composed acute-care and critical access facilities:  Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital, and Ozark Center, a behavioral health division.


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