Parrish Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to welcome Austin, Texas-based
and award-winning food service provider HHS to its family of integrated
care partners. HHS began operating the medical center’s food service
on November 14, 2019.
In August, PMC issued a 90-day notice of intent to terminate the hospital’s
agreement with Sodexo, to whom the medical center outsourced management
services for its food and nutrition operations. The agreement formally
ended November 14, 2019, ending a long-term relationship between PMC and
Sodexo. PMC has transitioned its food service operations to international
George Mikitarian, PMC President/CEO, said that Sodexo demands were the
determining factor in the hospital’s decision.
“There were a set of difficulties which reached a critical mass,”
Mikitarian said. “We regret this, as we had had a long relationship
with Sodexo; however, recently their corporate philosophy and dynamics
have changed in a manner that no longer aligns with our mission, vision
and values. We ultimately concluded that the company’s significant
and mandated annual increases in their fees and among other contractual
issues required a change of vendor.”
HHS brings more than 45 years of healthcare support services experience
to our organization. We are confident patients, visitors and our care
partner will be pleased with the innovation and service levels that HHS
and its team will provide.