Sodexho USA Awarded $99 Million Contract For Stanford University Hospital & Clinics And Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Published: Jun 21, 2005

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sodexho USA , the nation's leading provider of food and facilities management, announced today that its Health Care Services Division was awarded the contract to provide a variety of services for Stanford University Hospital & Clinics (SUHC) and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) in Palo Alto, Calif. For over 25 years, Sodexho has been the foodservice provider to these organizations and with this new contract, it will provide additional services to the 264-bed LPCH and the 613-bed SUHC, valued at almost $100 million in managed volume over the next four and a half years.

Sodexho will provide and manage a wide range of services for SUHC and LPCH through this new agreement, including housekeeping, grounds keeping and patient transport. This new contract is designed to allow SUHC and LPCH to be an even more effective healthcare provider by allowing Sodexho to focus on these individual operations.

"Sodexho is very pleased to be able to expand the services we provide to Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital; we look forward to providing our operational and technological expertise," said Calvin Johnson, division vice president for Sodexho USA's Health Care Services Division. "These hospitals are recognized leaders in their fields and Sodexho is proud to work closely with the administration to make a positive difference in the patient experience at both facilities."

"We are excited to partner with an acknowledged industry leader like Sodexho to enhance the overall patient experience at the hospital," said Paul Watkins, administrative director, support services for Stanford University Hospital & Clinics. "We are confident that the new programs, technological innovations and operations Sodexho is providing will help the hospital to run more efficiently and cost-effectively while at the same time improving all aspects of the patients' stay."

Stanford Hospital & Clinics is a university-owned, non-profit corporation known for advanced patient care. The 613-bed hospital in Northern California consistently ranks among the top in the nation in surveys by consumers and health professionals. Stanford Hospital & Clinics, in cooperation with the Stanford University Medical School, has pioneered medical advances that save lives and protect against disease. For more information, please visit our Web site at

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is a 264-bed hospital devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers. Providing pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services and associated with Stanford School of Medicine, LPCH offers patients locally, regionally and nationally the full range of health-care programs and services -- from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. For more information about LPCH, please visit

Sodexho ( is the leading provider of food and facilities management in the United States, with $6 billion in annual revenue and 110,000+ employees. Sodexho offers innovative outsourcing solutions in food service, housekeeping, grounds keeping, plant operations and maintenance, asset management, and laundry services to more than 6,000 corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, military and remote sites in North America. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, Sodexho proudly serves as the official food service provider for the US Marine Corps.

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CONTACT: Greg Yost of Sodexho USA, +1-301-987-4214,

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