Sodexo Selected To Provide Vending, Food And Nutrition Services For MedStar Health

Posted On: 4/4/2019

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GAITHERSBURG, MD -- Sodexo recently won a contract with MedStar Health, a large health system headquartered in Columbia, MD, to provide integrated food services in the system's hospitals which has more than 3,000 beds. Sodexo will provide enhanced and expanded patient and retail dining services, including 24-hour dining, catering and vending.
 
"At MedStar Health we want to make our patients and visitors feel as comfortable and well cared for as possible," said Michael J. Curran, MedStar Health executive vice-president and chief administrative officer. "That's why we are enhancing our food services program, with hot meals cooked on site and served immediately, and expanded menu choices and ordering options. This is an important initiative to create the best possible experience for our patients and guests -- and our associates as well,"
 
Gaithersburg, MD-based Sodexo will help MedStar transition from the "cook-chill" process, where food was cooked then rapidly chilled until utilized to a "cook-serve" process where food is cooked and served immediately, with the goal of creating enhanced meal quality and dining experience. In addition, there will be a new patient room service menu and enhanced room service program. Sodexo will also develop 24-hour meal service for patients, staff and visitors, using a mobile ordering app, kiosk and phone options.
 
Sodexo Healthcare in North America provides facilities management, environmental services, clinical technology management and food and nutrition at 1,200 client sites with more than 31,000 employees.