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October 11, 2017

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.

October 10, 2017

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.

August 17, 2017

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.

July 26, 2017

Morrison Healthcare and Navicent Health Commit to Healthy Food

Morrison Healthcare and partner, Navicent Health signed the international Healthy Food in Healthcare Pledge. Together, we are committed to supporting local farmers, increasing fruit and vegetable offerings, minimizing food waste and encouraging food vendors to supply food without synthetic pesticides and hormones.

July 18, 2017

Veterans’ Blue Plate Specials

Thanks to a partnership between Morrison Healthcare and Singing River Health System, veterans visiting Jackson County – Ocean Springs Hospital and Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula are honored twice a day, seven days a week, with huge savings in the hospital cafés.

July 6, 2017

Discovering a Lunchtime Secret at Asheville’s Mission Health Hospital

Asheville residents are finding just what they need at the Mission Health Morrison Healthcare Café. With lower ceilings and an intimate feel, locals are vying for the hospital café over local restaurants during lunch hour.

May 30, 2017

Morrison Healthcare and Crothall Healthcare Named Two of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017

Compass One Healthcare companies named to prestigious list honoring workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

May 8, 2017

Morrison Healthcare Recognized As One of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® 2016

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. Morrison is being celebrated for making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.

April 28, 2017

Morrison Healthcare Kicks Off “Stop Food Waste Day”

As part of its inaugural “Stop Food Waste Day,” Atlanta-based Morrison Healthcare today announced a commitment to increase the number of food recovery and donation programs to serve the hungry in its communities. Morrison Healthcare is one of the nation’s largest food service providers, serving approximately one million meals daily in more than 650 hospitals.

April 20, 2017

Methodist University Hospital: Chef Quasha Talks All-Day Breakfast at Copper Spoon

When Copper Spoon Coffee Co. opened last year at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN the 24/7 breakfast concept had an immediate effect. The concept was created as part of a major renovation at the hospital, replacing an existing coffee shop located in a less favorable location.

April 18, 2017

Chef Nick Townsend A Veteran at Taste of the Symphony in Florence

Morrison Healthcare food service director, Nick Townsend, shares his love of music and food while preparing for the Florence Symphony fundraising event.

April 18, 2017

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.

April 5, 2017

Malcom Pride Pays It Forward With A Smile

One of our associates at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN has been recognized by WBIR Channel 10 in their segment “Pay It Forward” for inspiring others with a smile, shining attitude, and his solid work ethic. Keep up the great work, Malcom!

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.

April 2, 2017

Hardin Memorial ‘Raising the Bar’ On Hospital Food

The power of food – that’s what Morrison Healthcare brought to the table as Hardin Memorial Health’s newest food service provider

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.