ATLANTA and WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Morrison Healthcare and Crothall Healthcare, subsidiaries of Compass Group North America, have been named to Modern Healthcare's list of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2013. Morrison is listed as the only food service provider and has been named to the list for the third consecutive year.
Morrison is a leading national food service company exclusively dedicated to serving more than 600 hospitals and healthcare systems. As a premium supplier of support services to healthcare facilities throughout the United States, the Crothall sector of Compass Group joins the group of 100 top employers recognized by Modern Healthcare in its national survey for the first time.
"We are honored and proud to be recognized among the Healthcare industry's best for the third consecutive year by Modern Healthcare, which is one of the most trusted publications in our industry," said Morrison Healthcare Chief Executive Officer, Tim Pierce. "This recognition is about our strongest asset—our people—and a testament to their hard work and commitment to our customers, patients and guests."
"Receiving this vote of confidence from our people is extremely humbling," said CEO Bobby Kutteh. "I am aware every day of the caring spirit that has become a critical part of our organization and which is so important to our healthcare customers. I am grateful to every one of our people for their hard work and commitment. I believe that there is a special kind of magic created when leaders are committed to developing and nurturing their people–and then those people reciprocate."
To earn a place on the list, each company was required to submit detailed information on its culture and employment practices—from recruiting to compensating to engaging its people—to the Best Places group. This objective third party then independently surveyed a random selection of employees on various aspects of job satisfaction.
"It's really a commitment to our people that starts from the top down," said Senior Vice President of Human Resources Raj Pragasam. "And I know that for many that is on a very personal level. We survey the engagement of our people on an annual basis and then form serious action plans to address our weaknesses. As a result, we have seen the creation of transparent and frequent communications, several effective and innovative development programs, mixed learning environment training programs, our GEM2 frontline associate recognition initiative, and the addition of a Human Resources Service Center. This recognition by our people reinforces the need for us to continue listening to our people and acting on their feedback."
Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's most trusted and credible news sources, selects from hospitals, physician practices, insurers, suppliers, and consulting groups across the country. The magazine published its Best Places to Work in Healthcare honor roll today on its website. Visit www.modernhealthcare.com for more information.
About Morrison Healthcare Morrison Healthcare is a leading national food service company exclusively dedicated to serving more than 600 hospitals and healthcare systems. Morrison's hospital kitchens and cafés feature socially-responsible practices and exceptional guest experiences. The company's wellness platform includes the latest in healthful eating and an understanding of behavioral change in food consumption. Morrison has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) Hospital Healthy Food Initiative to improve the nutrition of patient meals and onsite food options. Morrison's alignment with PHA will positively impact up to 41 million patients and 500 million hospital meals annually. The Atlanta-based company is a division of Compass Group. Visit www.morrisonhealthcare.com for more information.
About Compass Group, Support Services and Crothall Healthcare The support services division of Compass Group, North America, is composed of three sectors, including Crothall Healthcare, SSC Service Solutions, and Eurest Services. Crothall Healthcare is headquartered and supported with the other sectors in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and is a national provider of specialized, high-quality, innovative, and responsive support services, exclusively serving the unique needs of the healthcare industry. Crothall serves over 1200 healthcare clients across 38 states every day. Crothall is also the first healthcare support services company to be CIMS-certified with honors and CIMS-GB-certified with honors.