Compass Group Celebrates Services Appreciation Week

May 06, 2024

Week-long events recognize 60,000 employees who create community through services.

(May 05, 2024) Services Appreciation Week, May 5-11, recognizes remarkable people working in facility and support services within Compass Group, a leading provider of integrated facilities management, support services and data-driven technology innovations. Leveraging the “Power of Compass”, three thousand talented and passionate teams provide critical solutions in our corporate, education and healthcare sectors. Subject matter experts share best practices, innovations and operational procedures to bring the best of the industry to clients.

The week of May 5-11 was established to say thank you for each meaningful contribution to the success of our communities and our family of businesses.

“Providing an incredible and memorable hospitality experience for our customers and clients is at the heart of everything we do.  Our talented Facilities & Services team members do this on a daily basis through a culture of safety, pride and ownership,” said CEO of Compass Group NA, Palmer Brown. “It’s inspiring to see the breadth and expertise of our great people who work tirelessly to ensure our client environments are safe, clean and best-in-class. Their impact is remarkable.”

With hundreds of thousands of people in the Compass family, nearly 20% are in support services, a highly skilled workforce that reflects our diverse clients and customer base. Pushing the boundaries of technology and revolutionizing sustainability practices, teams raise the profile of the important role services plays to influence the health, safety, productivity, and wellbeing of people and planet, maintaining 1.9 billion square feet daily in client locations across the United States. Follow the celebrations all week on social media using #ServicesAppreciationWeek!


Crothall Healthcare is proud to be the premier healthcare support services provider nationwide. Crothall was founded in 1991 and today serves 1,300 healthcare clients in 46 states with a stunning 97% retention rate. Crothall Healthcare together with Morrison Healthcare and Compass Community Living form Compass One Healthcare – providing food, nutrition and support services in more than 3100 locations with a combined 260 years of healthcare-only experience.

ESFM is the corporate Integrated Facilities Management division of Compass Group USA providing a portfolio of self-performed solutions ranging from facilities maintenance and energy optimization to CIMS-GB certified hospital-grade cleaning. ESFM is the 2020 recipient of the George Graves Award for Facility Management Achievement from the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), a Keystone member of the International WELL Building Institute, and a Gold Corporate Sustaining Partner of IFMA.

SSC is the premium provider of support services for quality-focused educational institutions. With more than 50 years of industry experience and highly trained skilled professionals, they specialize in enhancing learning environments through exceptional custodial and campus services, plant operations and maintenance, and grounds management.

TouchPoint is the industry’s first combined acute care foodservice and support services provider. By combining both food and support services under one operating umbrella, they are able to offer patients and residents a comprehensive hospitality experience creating a warm, comforting, and caring environment for patients, residents, hospital employees, and guests.

ESS, a division of Compass Group Canada, is the market leader in providing remote food service and related support services – from coastal logging camps in B.C to summer Cadet camps in the Yukon. Through their East Coast Catering division, the company also supports operations in seven Canadian provinces catering to the oil and gas, marine, mining and industrial construction sectors – serving close to 26,000 meals every day.

Coreworks was founded to address the changing needs of senior living, behavioral health and healthcare industries as it called for enhanced attention to infection control, technology, quality control, and high-level regulatory compliance. We focus exclusively on environmental cleaning and support services to maintain the health and viability of your teams and the communities they serve.