Make Hospital Food Healthy

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Make Hospital Food Healthy

The Physicians Committee’s Make Hospital Food Healthy campaign urges hospitals create a healthy hospital food environment for patients, visitors, and staff by:

  • Improving patient and cafeteria menus by banning processed meats, including hot dogs, and offering more disease-fighting plant-based meals
  • Hosting restaurants that offer only healthful, low-fat, cholesterol-free meals

If you would like to improve the food environment in your local hospital, download the Heart Healthy Foods for Hospitals Toolkit. Does your local hospital host a fast-food restaurant? Check the list below.

 

Hospitals that Host Fast-Food Restaurants

Chick-fil-A McDonald's Wendy's

Florida
1. Baptist Medical Center | Jacksonville
2. UF Health Shands Hospital at the University of Florida | Gainesville

Georgia
3. Children's Hospital, Navicent Health | Macon
4. Northeast Georgia Medical Center | Gainesville
5. Piedmont Fayette Hospital | Fayetteville
6. University Hospital | Augusta

Maryland
7. Saint Agnes Hospital | Baltimore

Mississippi
8. North Mississippi Medical Center | Tupelo
9. University of Mississippi Medical Center | Jackson

North Carolina
10. Carolinas Medical Center | Charlotte
11. Duke University Hospital Complex | Durham

Oklahoma
12. Duncan Regional Hospital I Duncan

South Carolina
13. Greenville Memorial Hospital | Greenville
14. Medical University of South Carolina University Hospital Complex | Charleston

Tenessee
15. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital | Jackson

Texas
16. Texas Children's Hospital | Houston
17. Cook Children's Medical Center | Fort Worth
18. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital | Dallas
19. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center | Houston

Virginia
20. Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center | Richmond

California
1. Naval Medical Center San Diego | San Diego

Florida
2. Broward General Medical Center |  Fort Lauderdale
3. Jackson Memorial Hospital | Miami
4. Tampa General Hospital | Tampa

Georgia
5. Gerogia Regents Medical Center/ Children's Hospital of Georgia | Augusta
6. Medical Center, Navicent Health | Macon
7. Northside Hospital | Atlanta

Iowa
8. Mercy Medical Center | Des Moines

Mississippi
9. Methodist Rehabilitation Center/University of Mississippi Medical Center | Jackson

Texas
10. Ben Taub General Hospital | Houston
11. John Peter Smith Hospital | Fort Worth
12. Texas Children’s Hospital | Houston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan
1. DMC Harper University Hospital | Detroit

Ohio
2. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Columbus

Florida
3. Sacred Heart Health System | Pensacola
4. UF Health Shands Hospital at the University of Florida | Gainesville

Virginia
5. Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center | Richmond

 

Hospitals that have recently closed McDonald’s

As of December 2016
 

Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.
McDonald’s closed 2016

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif.
McDonald’s closed 2015

Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio
McDonald’s closed 2015

Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas
McDonald’s closed 2015

Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.
McDonald’s closed 2016

Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla.
McDonald’s closed 2014

Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
McDonald’s closed in 2016

Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, Calif.
McDonald’s closed 2016

Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind.
McDonald’s closed 2013

Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
McDonald’s closed 2012

Media Contact:
Jeanne Stuart McVey
202-527-7316 office
jeannem@pcrm.org

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NEWS RELEASES
 

AMA Passes Resolution: Hospitals Should Provide Plant-Based Meals and Remove Cancer-Causing Processed Meats
June 21, 2017

Billboards Confront McDonald’s at Ben Taub Hospital
April 25, 2017

University of Mississippi Medical Center Improves Menu, Drops Hot Dogs
March 7, 2017

Doctors Confront Children’s Hospitals Over #HazardousHotDogs
Feb. 7, 2017

Kosair Children’s Hospital Will Shut Down McDonald’s
Sept. 22, 2016

Grady Hospital Shuts Down Its McDonald’s
June 29, 2016

Three Billboards Confront McDonald’s at Grady Hospital
May 10, 2016

 

NEWS COVERAGE
 

Houston Press: Houston Local Physicians Really Want McDonald's Out of Ben Taub Hospital

Houston Chronicle: Med Center fast food again draws criticism

Birmingham News: Doctors group urges Children's hospital to ditch hot dogs

Becker's Hospital Review: Ad campaign calls on children's hospitals to stop serving #HazardousHotDogs

Courier-Journal: McDonald's closing at Kosair Children's Hospital

Georgia Health News: McDonald’s at Grady closes amid complaints by doctor group

 

Physicians Committee Hospital Food Reports
 

Survey of Children’s Hospitals Reveals Hazardous Hot Dogs, 2017

Highlighting Hazardous and Healthy Hospital Food Environments, 2016

The Worst Public Hospital Food Environments, 2015

The Five Worst Heart Hospital Food Environments, 2014

The Five Worst Children’s Hospital Food Environments, 2012

The Five Worst Hospital Food Environments, 2011

Healthy Hospital Food Initiative, 2005