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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Local Partnership Earns Awards, Praise

Morrison Healthcare at Owensboro Health Helps Stop Food Waste and Feed Hungry Senior Citizens

The partnership, which reduces the hospital’s food waste by providing weekend meals to hungry senior citizens, earned the 2018 Kentucky Aging Network Award for Outstanding Collaboration from the state’s Department for Aging and Independent Living. The program also earned the 2018 Outstanding Community Service Award from the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging, which represents a nine-state region. Read more.


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Healthcare Innovator of the Year: Morrison at the University of Miami Hospital

Morrison at the University of Miami Hospital Named Healthcare Innovator of the Year

When Morrison Healthcare took over operation of in-house foodservices at the three University of Miami Health System hospitals (UMH) a couple of years ago, it was given a mandate to “transform the campus to be what the University of Miami wanted to stand for, and that was a world-class organization,” says Kevin Sweizer, Morrison’s regional vice president who oversees operations at UMH. Quite a few changes and improvements in both infrastructure and service style later, Morrison led UMH to significant improvements in both the retail and patient dining programs.


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Students at UMMC and Morrison Executive Chef team up to lead food drive for Stewpot

Leftovers go to those in need

Morrison Executive Chef,  Richard Curtis and UMMC student, Mariam Ebeid team up to stop food waste and help people in need. Together, they’re gathering food that would otherwise be thrown away for Stewpot, a community organization that provides aid to thousands of men, women and children.


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Case Studies


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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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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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