Inspirus and University Hospitals Health System Partner Together for a Five-Year Contract Extension

by Aspen Christopher

University Hospital


Fort Worth, Texas — (March 2, 2023)

Inspirus LLC, a Sodexo Group company and leader in elevating employee engagement and optimizing organizational culture through employee-centric rewards and recognition solutions, announced today that it has partnered with University Hospitals (UH) Health System for a five-year contract extension. UH is a leading health care system that serves the Northeast Ohio region.

This new multi-year agreement between Inspirus and University Hospitals is a testament to Inspirus’ ability to develop and deliver best-in-class employee engagement programs. Since 2010, Inspirus has cultivated a long-standing and successful relationship with University Hospitals, providing essential employee recognition programs aligned with their people strategies and initiatives. In 2021, University Hospitals received two Recognition Professionals International (RPI) Best Practice Standards® Awards for Standard 5: Recognition Training, for the organizations’ utilization of training and learning to create a culture of appreciation and recognition, and for Standard 7: Program Change & Flexibility, for University Hospitals' short-and-long term engagement philosophy and strategy, resources, and platform to drive engagement and ensure cultural alignment.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Inspirus, an employee recognition leader. Their comprehensive, flexible recognition programs coupled with their customer-centric approach has made them an essential part of our people strategy, meeting organizational business and recognition objectives,” says Heather M. Harmon, JD, PHR, SHRM-CP, Vice President, Human Resources, Total Rewards and Organizational Development & Learning of University Hospitals. “With this extension, we are confident we can continue to meet the diverse needs of our organization, teams and individuals through high-impact recognition programs.”

University Hospitals' renewed agreement will continue its’ enterprise-wide strategic employee recognition programs across a wide variety of program operations, including both non-monetary and monetary opportunities.

About Inspirus

Employees play a large part in defining a company’s culture: their everyday experiences create the foundational structure that drives an organization to be strong, high-performing, and ultimately successful. Inspirus helps organizations harness the full potential of their greatest resource — their people — ensuring they feel valued and connected, fostering greater loyalty, performance, productivity and success. Through our technology, integrated solutions and award-winning customer service, we elevate the employee experience and optimize organizational culture by providing a holistic approach throughout the entire employee journey.

As a vital part of the multinational Sodexo Group, our efforts are strengthened by Sodexo’s global reach, and something more: a guiding principle for positive change — improving quality of life for everyone. Inspirus aims to bring joy to work, one experience at a time.

About University Hospitals Health System

Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 21 hospitals (including five joint ventures), more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and over 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship quaternary care, academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Oxford University and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. The main campus also includes the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, with more than 3,000 active clinical trials and research studies underway. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH also been named the #1 health care system in Ohio for the second consecutive year and #81 in the nation across all industries by Forbes, a testament to the strong culture and sense of belonging enjoyed by its more than 30,000 caregivers. Follow UH on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit