Sodexo Marks 35 Years Providing Exemplary Service to Hollenbeck Palms

September 20, 2011

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Sodexo Marks 35 Years Providing Exemplary Service to Hollenbeck Palms

Gaithersburg, Md., September 20, 2011 — Hollenbeck Palms, California's premiere Continuing Care Retirement Community, and Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Daily Life services, have been working together since America celebrated its bicentennial in 1976. Over the years the food services offerings have changed but the dedication to service excellence that brought the two together remains the same.

For the past 35 years, Sodexo has provided food service at Hollenbeck Palms, evolving the offerings as palates have moved from traditional 'American' meat and potatoes to a myriad of tastes from around the world, while maintaining the highest level of culinary standards in order to meet and exceed residents' expectations, nutritional guidelines and protocols. 

"Sodexo has consistently provided Hollenbeck Palms' food service with creativity, great attention to detail, and responsiveness on a daily basis," said Willam G. Heideman, Hollenbeck Palms, President & CEO. "The extra support we receive for our special events makes all the difference to our residents, visiting families, friends and prospective residents. Their attentiveness to the senior market, proven track record and competitively priced product has enabled Hollenbeck Palms to greatly benefit from Sodexo’s 35-years of dedicated service."

Residential meals are served in both the formal Grand Dining Room or in Magnolia Courts' Skyline Bistro for casual dining. Hollenbeck's 24-hour Skilled Nursing facility has recently implemented Sodexo's "Fine Dining" program.

About Hollenbeck Palms

For 121 years Hollenbeck has offered a beautiful setting for active and secure retirement living. As a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) Hollenbeck offers residential living, assisted living and 24-hour nursing care on a beautiful, gated eight-acre campus.

Founded by Elizabeth Hollenbeck in 1890 and funded by her generous estate, Hollenbeck, a 501c3 nonprofit, has evolved to embrace the best practices and most innovative thinking in retirement community living.  As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, all of Hollenbeck Palms' residents receive multiple levels of services as needed. (omit age in place)

Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), which is an important symbol of Hollenbeck's on-going commitment to quality care, Hollenbeck is also the only facility in Los Angeles County to have an affiliation agreement with USC's Geriatric Medicine Department and the Keck School of Medicine to receive physicians in post graduate training.

About Sodexo

Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On Site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $15 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo is the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 380,000 employees, in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled range of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates and to the fulfillment of its employees.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2010)

Sodexo in the World 
15.3 billion euro consolidated revenue
380,000 employees
34,000 sites
50 million consumers served daily
80 countries
21st largest employer worldwide

Sodexo in North America
8.0 billion dollars revenue
120,000 employees
10 million consumers served daily
6,000 clients
700 facilities management sites

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