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New audit tool paired with real-world solutions gathered by researchers helps long-term care communities create “sense-sensitive” environments for seniors with hearing, vision, smell, taste and touch impairments


Gaithersburg, MD – October 17, 2017 –Sodexo, world leader of Quality of Life services, announced today it has been awarded integrated contracts with Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country for managed hospital services.  The agreements offer Vizient members enhanced value for Food Services, Environmental Services, Facilities Management and Clinical Technology Management, and incorporates enhanced analytics and resources designed to meet the challenges faced by health care providers in today’s health care market. READ

Applications for the 2018 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted READ

This year’s series offers perspectives from those paving the way for the next generation on campus with forward-thinking strategies aimed at challenging the future of traditional colleges and universities. READ

A Q&A session with Nebeyou Abebe, Senior Director for Health & Well-being at Sodexo and Greg Rowland, Associate Buyer Inventory Acquisition at Orlando Utilities Commission.


Mark Bickford, CEO, Corporate Services, North America received the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Each year, the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM) Directors’ Awards recognize special honorees who go above and beyond to serve the association and better the hospitality industry.

This year, Mark Bickford, CEO of Corporate Services, North America, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions and service to the corporate dining and workplace hospitality industry. READ