GAITHERSBURG, Md., and OMAHA, Neb., March 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, a global food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, and Nebraska Medicine, a health network serving metro Omaha and extending across the Midwest and Great Plains regions, are pleased to announce the continuation of a successful 40-year partnership through Nebraska Medicine's award to Sodexo of a 10-year contract extension to 2030. The contract focuses on patient nutrition and environmental services along with a broad range of additional services that support exceptional patient care.
"The expertise Sodexo brings to our health network has contributed to our success," said Cory Shaw, executive vice president and chief operating officer. "From the time a patient or family member parks a car and receives directions to a hospital room, to patient nutrition and infection prevention operations, Sodexo has made Nebraska Medicine's promise of 'serious medicine, extraordinary care' come to life every day for the last 40 years. We are looking forward to continuing that partnership for our community and for our patients."
Beginning January 1, 2020, employees working in many of these areas transitioned from hospital to Sodexo employees for a total of about 800 Sodexo team members on site. This enables Sodexo to recruit and hire candidates from the local community and provide career advancement opportunities to employees.
"It is our privilege to continue our longstanding partnership with Nebraska Medicine, the number one hospital system in Omaha and the state of Nebraska," said Catherine J. Tabaka, CEO - Sodexo Healthcare, North America. "We take pride in contributing to the health system's operational efficiencies, and in our shared commitment to improve the lives of patients, care teams and visitors."
Sodexo Healthcare North America builds trusted partnerships with hospitals and healthcare organizations using science, insights and imagination. Leveraging data to drive real-time solutions, our teams enhance patients' and caregivers' experience, while improving clients' financial health. Sodexo Healthcare's 31,000 employees provide human-centered care with food and nutrition, environmental and clinical engineering services that support care teams and overall operations of more than 1,200 clients.
Nebraska Medical Center is the state's largest hospital and has been named best in the state by U.S. News & World Report for eight years in a row. For six straight years, Nebraska Medicine has also been named to Becker's Hospital Review's list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.
About Sodexo North America Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 160,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $19 billion in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2018, Sodexo contributed over 159,500 in volunteer hours, and since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed nearly $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit us.sodexo.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
About Nebraska Medicine As the leading academic health network in the region, Nebraska Medicine's mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. Nebraska Medicine can be found online at www.nebraskamed.com.