Sodexo expands partnership with Ardent Health Services in the United States to drive positive patient outcomes


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Issy-les-Moulineaux, September 15, 2022

Sodexo announced the signing of a new contract strengthening its partnership with Ardent Health Services, a company specializing in healthcare in the United States. Through this enhanced partnership, more than 1,500 Sodexo employees will provide food, nutrition and environmental services at more than 50 Ardent locations across six states. Previously, Sodexo provided nutrition and environment services to patients at four Ardent sites.

“We are delighted to be able to expand and expand our partnership with Ardent,” Stuart Winters, CEO Healthcare, Sodexo North America, said. “Our teams will continue to work with Ardent to focus on developing, recruiting and retaining staff while implementing innovative programs and technologies to support the delivery of high quality care for patients and communities. ‘Ardent.”

Sodexo will continue to help Ardent adopt standardized processes, technology and service delivery across the healthcare system with the goal of realizing financial savings in conjunction with superior patient care.

“Having worked with Sodexo before, we have always been impressed with the performance and dedication shown by the Sodexo team,” Ardent Chief Operating Officer Terika Richardson said. “We know Sodexo will continue to generate significant value and help us execute on our mission to provide excellent patient care.”

Effective immediately, Sodexo will supply Ardent with the following:

  • Clinical Patient Nutrition and Feeding Services

Sodexo’s nutrition program is an individualized, evidence-based approach that provides patients with the nutrition they need and want for health and recovery. Sodexo creates a tailored retail experience for patients, visitors and staff while ensuring that their experience meets their expectations. Sodexo’s more than 2,500 Registered Dietitians in the United States champion healthier lives for patients and build healthier communities.

  • Environmental Services (EVS)

Sodexo’s environmental services offering includes Protecta®, an end-to-end, evidence-based approach to infection prevention that reduces the incidence of hospital-acquired infections and helps healthcare facilities achieve their infection prevention goals. infections.

About Ardent Health Services

Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology and communities. Through its subsidiaries, Ardent owns and operates 30 hospitals and nearly 200 care sites in six states with approximately 26,000 employees, including more than 1,200 employed providers. With a focus on evidence-based practices to improve quality of care and patient outcomes, four Ardent hospitals were named among Leapfrog’s Top Hospitals in 2021, and eight Ardent hospitals received Hospital Safety Ratings Leapfrog by A for Spring 2022. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent is owned by current and former members of the Ardent management team; Equity Group Investments (EGI), a Chicago-based private investment firm; and Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

About Sodexo

Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the world leader in Quality of Life Services, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Present in 55 countries, our 412,000 employees serve 100 million consumers every day. The Sodexo group is distinguished by its independence and its founding family shareholding, its sustainable business model and its business portfolio including Foodservices, Facilities Management Services and Employee Benefits Solutions. We offer quality, multi-channel and flexible food experiences, but also design attractive and inclusive workplaces and shared spaces, manage and maintain infrastructure in a safe and environmentally friendly way, offer personalized support to patients or students, or even create programs that promote employee engagement. From day one, Sodexo has focused on concrete daily gestures and actions through its services in order to have a positive economic, social and environmental impact over time. For us, growth and social commitment go hand in hand. Our goal is to create a better daily life for everyone in order to build a better life for all.
Sodexo is part of the CAC Next 20, CAC 40 ESG, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices.

Key figures

  • 17.4 billion euros in fiscal year 2021
    consolidated turnover
  • 412,000 employees as of August 31, 2021
  • 2nd French private employer in the world
  • 55 countries (as of February 28, 2022)
  • 100 million consumers served daily
  • €9.9 billion in market capitalization
    (as of June 30, 2022)

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