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April 3, 2017

Superfoods for Spring 2017

Morrison Healthcare registered dietitian, Lori Tolleson, shares on 23ABC some of the spring superfoods you should include in your diet.

January 3, 2017

Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not , Want Not – Morrison Healthcare with Mission Health System in Ashville, NC, earmarks overages for the Asheville Poverty Initiative (API)…

January 3, 2017

Morrison Healthcare Named "Best and Brightest in Wellness" 2017

We are excited to announce that Morrison Healthcare has been named one of the ” Best & Brightest in Wellness” company in 2016!

The Best and Brightest in Wellness award recognizes and celebrates quality and excellence in health awareness. The program highlights employers, wellness providers, schools, faith-based groups and nonprofits that promote a culture of wellness; and those that plan, implement and evaluate efforts in employee wellness to make their business and the community a healthier place to live and work.

December 15, 2016

Morrison Healthcare in Food Service Director Magazine

Six Morrison Healthcare accounts are part of the Top 100 Non–Commercial Operations by Food Service Director magazine.

The list features six of our accounts including Barnes Jewish, Yale New Haven Hospital, Mount Sinai, Mayo Clinic, Baystate Medical Center, and Parkland Health and Hospital System.

Central Table received a mention under Barnes Jewish.

November 3, 2016

Compass Group USA and Global Animal Partnership Announce Agreement

Compass Group USA becomes first food service company to commit to 100% healthier, slower growing chicken by 2024 through landmark Global Animal Partnership agreement.

October 10, 2016

Morrison Healthcare Celebrates with Top 100 Best Places to Work

On Thursday, October 7, [Crothall/Morrison] Healthcare celebrated with 99 other Best Places to Work in Healthcare at a gala event held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event, held by Modern Healthcare, revealed a ranking of all winners based on company information, participation, and survey results. To see the full gallery and ranking of providers and suppliers honored by Modern Healthcare, please see the following article.

October 4, 2016

Brisket and Kugel Recipes

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Shabbat Shuvah with the family recipes from our Corporate R&D Chef Jeffrey Quasha! Jeffrey invites you and your family to prepare and enjoy his grandmother’s Kugel and Brisket recipes.

October 4, 2016

Grilled Sweet Corn

Need a quick and easy snack for your Labor Day cookout? Take a look at these a-maize-ing Grilled Sweet Corn recipes from our Morrison Healthcare Chef Jeffrey Quasha!

October 4, 2016

RSF chef’s cuisine reigns supreme

Morrison Healthcare’s own Chef Mark Hammel won an Iron Chef competition representing Roper Hospital during the Taste of Charleston. Chef Mark was pitted against a local restaurant chef and came out on top.

August 29, 2016

Compass Group USA is proud to be on Fortune Magazine's #ChangeTheWorld list!

Compass Group USA has been recognized for efforts in reducing antibiotic usage in our meat supply and leading the way on farm animal welfare issues.

August 29, 2016

New UK hospital dining hopes to compete - and beat - area restaurants

Everybody knows the old stereotype about hospital food: that if you weren’t sick before you eat it, you will be once you eat it.

But the new Chandler Dining center at the University of Kentucky Hospital could go a long way to change that perception.

August 1, 2016

Will your child's lunch make the grade.....

Do you make the grade when you pack your child’s lunch? You’re not just feeding your child’s body when you pack their lunch. You’re also feeding their mind. Research consistently shows children perform better in school with proper nutrition. Many parents choose to pack their child’s lunch and this can be a great option with some planning and preparation.

June 24, 2016

Company cooks up new meaning for "hospital food"

Welcome to a new era where the once-dreaded term “hospital food” now means higher quality and more choices.
“Food’s an ever-evolving journey,” said Jeremy Rhodes, Morrison’s regional director of operations. “It’s not just about nourishing the body
anymore.” Morrison is trying to stay ahead of trends driven by TV cooking shows, food trucks and better awareness of the role of the dining experience in patient health, he said.

May 31, 2016

Good Hospital Food, Really?

Three Valley hospital chefs participated in a skills challenge and blind smell test as part of Hospital Week’s Iron Chef Cook-Off, held at Community Regional Medical Center Fresno on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. The event was held to promote the idea that hospital food can be creative and delicious. Clovis Community’s cafe is gaining a reputation in the community for good food and even has reviews on Yelp

May 19, 2016

Meet the C-Suite: Tim Pierce, CEO of Morrison Healthcare

Our CEO, Tim Pierce, was recently featured on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Meet the C-Suite,” where each week the magazine features one of the city’s most high profile c-level executives.

May 18, 2016

Hospital gets sodium reduction grant

Alton Memorial Hospital has received a $10,000 sodium reduction grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health to develop innovative ways to encourage healthier food choices for visitors and staff in the cafeteria.

May 12, 2016

New West Asheville cafe feeds for free

The Rev. Shannon Spencer knows nothing about the food business. Yet the 41-year-old mother of two and ordained United Church of Christ pastor will open a 2,200-square-foot cafe on West Asheville’s booming Haywood Road in July…..

August 25, 2015

A healthy and satisfying revolution — in hospital food

The “old world” of hospital meals included such institutional staples as spaghetti and meat sauce, beef stew and chicken pot pie. It was bland, filling and familiar . . . and not all that healthy. “There were a lot of canned and frozen vegetables seasoned heavily, and a very limited salad bar,’’ says Lenny Scranton, a regional vice president of Morrison Healthcare, a food and nutrition services company.​

August 11, 2015

Great food with great service - Bartow Regional Medical Center

If you thought hospital food meant mystery meat, cardboard covered with a pasty sauce​.. Well, guess what? That’s no longer the case, at least at Bartow Regional Medical Center. Stuck there for about 36 hours recently, some of us were exposed to what could rank up there with modern medical miracles: tasty, appealing and hot meals. Say what? The moons and stars must have been properly aligned or we entered an alternate universe…​

July 26, 2015

Morrison’s crEATe kitchen targets chronic conditions

Morrison Healthcare has big plans to help patients with chronic conditions like diabetes, congestive heart failure and cardiovascular diseases. By incorporating culinary classrooms into its hospitals’ foodservice operations, the contract company hopes to be an active part of the wellness process. Before Morrison goes global with crEATe, it started local—at Truman Medical Center (TMC) in Kansas City, Mo., to be exact.

May 7, 2015

Morrison Healthcare joined Practice Greenhealth community

Practice Greenhealth announced today that five Compass Group North America companies–Morrison Healthcare, Crothall Healthcare, TouchPoint Support Services, Canteen, and Foodbuy–have joined its community of more than 1,300 leading healthcare organizations and supplier.

April 29, 2015

Not your Conventional Place - Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro

Because a hospital is not a conventional place to grab a quick lunch, customers may not think of Morrison’s Cafeteria first, but Kendra Keller, RD, LD, would be happy if they did. Keller at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro works hard every day to bring healthy, nutritious meals to patients, visitors and staff.​

April 24, 2015

Morrison Healthcare with CHS Helping Homeless Get Shelter and Food

Morrison Healthcare Zellner CHS Regional team partnered with the FMG group at Carolinas HeathCare System to volunteer at the Charlotte Family Housing facility on the Plaza. Charlotte Family Housing (CFH) is a shelter-to-housing empowerment program for working, homeless families.

April 8, 2015

Forbes 2015 America’s Best Employers List

Compass Group USA has been named to Forbes 2015 America’s Best Employers List. We are truly honored to be a part of the group!

March 19, 2015

Morrison Healthcare RD Recognized by Today’s Dietitian’s

Morrison Healthcare RD Wendy Phillips was featured on Today’s Dietitian’s Sixth Annual Showcase of 10 Incredible RDs Who Are Making a Difference​…

March 5, 2015

National Nutrition Month® Celebration at Baptist Memorial Southaven

A team of dietitians at Baptist Memorial Desoto Hospital in Southaven prepares a booth in the lobby of their facility every Wednesday, which promotes healthy eating habits throughout the month of March in order to celebrate National Nutrition Month®.

March 3, 2015

Fantastic CMC Cafe Experience

Being a new dad, Ted Williams of CharlotteFive learned a lot of new things including how outstanding our CMC hospital café food could be. Here is Ted’s ‘fantastic’ experience at our CMC cafeteria (#10 on the list)…

February 27, 2015

Morrison Healthcare at the PHA Summit 2015

Morrison Healthcare participated at the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Summit in Washington D.C. on February 25-26, 2015. Morrison Healthcare was recognized at the summit for its hospital participation in the Drink Up Campaign.​

February 23, 2015

Foodservice Team Leads by Example at Children’s Hospital

Food is a huge part of the process of getting healthier at any hospital. That’s something the foodservice team, which is managed by Morrison Healthcare, at Scottish Rite at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is acutely focused on. While the medical teams have their chief residents, the foodservice team has Bradley Czajka, the executive chef from Morrison Healthcare…

February 14, 2015

The Value of Benchmarking

Morrison recognized the need to decrease the effects of malnutrition on patients hospitalized in its facilities and sought a benchmarking program to help the clinical nutrition teams understand how they compare with the national standards on factors influencing their patients’ nutrition status. Each hospital’s goal was to target two to three key interventions each year based on their individual results from nutritionDay. Morrison, therefore, formed a partnership with nutritionDay to provide this benchmarking program…

February 13, 2015

Finding Flavor on a Hospital Tray

Morrison Healthcare’s Chef RJ Harvey recently had the opportunity to work with the Center for Disease Control in a united effort to combat the rising levels of sodium consumed by the average person. Chef Harvey took the time to give us some insight into both his career and Morrison Healthcare’s work to provide more healthful and flavorful foods.​..

January 9, 2015

INOVA Fairfax: Healthcare Meets the 'Great Living Menu'

The inspiration for this story came during my eight-day stay at INOVA Fairfax in October 2013 for my lung transplant.  I had only stayed in a hospital once before and that was in October 2012 for four days for a lung biopsy. My experience with the dreaded “hospital” food was quite limited…

August 18, 2014

Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014

Morrison Healthcare, Crothall Healthcare and TouchPoint Support Services Recognized as  Three of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014 Morrison named for a fourth consecutive year, Crothall a second consecutive year and TouchPoint makes its debut as Compass Group North America companies dominate this year’s list.

July 21, 2014

With boost from foundation, CAMC serving local, healthy food

Among its four hospitals, Charleston Area Medical Center serves 2.5 million meals a year — or, as Mike Marinaro sees it, 2.5 million opportunities to positively influence the eating habits of West Virginians.

May 7, 2014

Improving the Hospital Nutrition Landscape

What did you eat the last time you visited a hospital? Most of us — especially when we’re under stress — are more likely to pick up a bag of chips than a salad, particularly if the former is significantly more plentiful than the latter.

March 14, 2014

Morrison Healthcare Announces First-Year PHA Wellness Accomplishments

Nation’s only exclusive hospital and health system food and nutrition service provider delivers strong results in first year of  Partnership for a Healthier America Agreement.

March 8, 2014

Refreshing Changes at Morrison’s Stations

The healthcare foodservice company takes a station-by-station approach to bigger flavors, retail sales.

February 4, 2014

Morrison Healthcare Ranks Among Training Magazine’s Top 125 for 2014

Morrison recognized by learning industry’s top publication for 5th consecutive year; and only contract food and nutrition services company named to prestigious list again this year.

January 14, 2014

Morrison Healthcare and Crothall Healthcare Refresh Brands

The two Compass Group companies specializing in food, nutrition and support services for hospitals and health systems unveil similar, streamlined looks; remain closely aligned in approach to expanding Healthcare market.

December 18, 2013

Morrison Healthcare Brands Its Comprehensive Wellness & Sustainability Platform Mindful Choices

Atlanta, GA (December 18, 2013) – Morrison Healthcare today announced that it has branded its comprehensive wellness and sustainability platform, Mindful ChoicesSM. The brand announcement supports the company’s ongoing implementation of its cohesive wellness and sustainability programs in its hospital and health system cafés across the U.S. The company also released a new pea pod logo to accompany the announcement, which symbolizes its strong commitment to the health and wellness of its patients, caregivers and guests.

December 4, 2013

Hosea Feed the Hungry Gets Needed Turkeys

ATLANTA — They feed thousands during the holidays, helping the community.

November 20, 2013

Retail Refresh: A Look at the way One Healthcare Foodservice Management Company Reinvests for Its Clients

Healthcare foodservice has gone through a renaissance of sorts in the last few years. While many institutions have redone their main cafeterias and serveries, revisiting their retail outlets has become another important part of the refreshing process.

October 29, 2013

Best Sushi 2013 - Central Table Food Hall

With the overwhelming array of choices laid out before patrons of Central Table Food Hall, it can be difficult to focus on just one thing.

October 21, 2013

Morrison Healthcare To Participate In NutritionDay US

Nation’s Leading contract food and nutrition service provider for hospitals and health systems helps fight patient malnutrition as part of annual event on November 7, 2013.

August 14, 2013

Modern Healthcare's 2013 Best Places to Work in Healthcare

When it comes to exceptional quality and service, it’s an organization’s staff that makes the difference — especially true in healthcare. And top talent always gravitates toward the best places to work. Modern Healthcare is proud to present the 100 companies and organizations that have been named to its Best Places to Work for 2013.

July 25, 2013

Central Table Food Hall Cucceeds as a Culinary Hub for All Palates

I’ll admit that I was a skeptic en route to Central Table Food Hall. True, variety is the spice of life, but I could not help but equate the food-station concept with that of an ostentatious wedding. Malls have food stations — they’re called “courts.” So do cruises.

July 23, 2013

Hospital Food is Evolving Into Healthier, Tastier Fare

Food served in hospitals has long been notorious for being both unhealthy and unappetizing. Food served in hospitals has long been notorious for being both unhealthy and unappetizing.

July 3, 2013

Better Food Helps Boost Hospitals' Bottom Line

A seared tilapia breast, dripping with lemon-herb sauce, sits between steaming brown rice and colorful vegetables, both garnished with fresh greens and cooked to order.

June 18, 2013

North Country Hospital Joins Healthy Food Partnership

When we say North Country Hospital is the place where “caring runs deep” we really mean it! Not only do we give our best in caring for our patients, we care about the food they eat and their over-all health. Our food and nutrition service has rolled out entirely new menu concepts for our patients and in the café. The new Hospital Healthy Food Initiative is the result of collaboration between our food service company Morrison and Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA).

May 1, 2013

Morrison Becomes First Healthcare Food Service Contract Company to Join the Partnership for a Healthier America

Atlanta-based Morrison today announced it has become the first healthcare food service contract company to commit to The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and its Hospital Healthy Food Initiative. Morrison’s commitment along with that of its clients could impact 41 million patients served annually and 403 million guest meals sold in cafes, vending areas and kiosks annually.