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Make Hospital Food Healthy

Join the Physicians Committee’s campaign to Make Hospitals Healthy!

  • If you are a hospital employee, download our free Healthy Food in Health Care Toolkit.

  • Check the list below and see if your local hospital hosts a fast-food restaurant. If so, urge it to only host restaurants that offer healthful, cholesterol-free plant-based meals. Hospitals should go #FastFoodFree! Northside Hospital in Atlanta hosts a McDonald’s restaurant. Please send a Tweet urging @NorthsideHosp in Atlanta to go #FastFoodFree and and promote #PlantBasedRx!

  • Ask your local hospital to adopt the Healthy Food Options in Hospitals policy issued by the American Medical Association (AMA). Hospitals should provide tasty, plant-based options that can speed recovery as well as prevent and even reverse diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Hospitals should also eliminate cancer-causing processed meats including hot dogs and bacon.  

Urge Hospitals to Protect Patients from #HazardousHotDogs!

Hospitals That Host Fast-Food Restaurants

California

McDonald’s

  • Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego 

Florida

Chick-fil-A 

  • Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville 
  • UF Health Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville 

McDonald’s

  • Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale 
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami 
  • Tampa General Hospital in Tampa 

Wendy’s

  • Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola
  • UF Health Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville

Georgia

Chick-fil-A

  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville 
  • Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville 
  • University Hospital in Augusta 

McDonald’s

  • Georgia Regents Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta
  • Northside Hospital in Atlanta

Iowa 

McDonald’s

  • Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines

Michigan

Wendy’s

  • DMC Harper University Hospital in Detroit

Mississippi

Chick-fil-A

  • North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo 
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson 

McDonald’s

  • Methodist Rehabilitation Center/University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson

New Jersey

Burger King

  • University Hospital in Newark

North Carolina

Chick-fil-A

  • Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte 
  • Duke University Hospital Complex in Durham 

Ohio

Wendy’s

  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus

Oklahoma

Chick-fil-A

  • Duncan Regional Hospital in Duncan 

South Carolina

Chick-fil-A

  • Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville 
  • Medical University of South Carolina University Hospital Complex in Charleston 

Tennessee

Chick-fil-A

  • Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson 

Texas

Chick-fil-A

  • Texas Children's Hospital in Houston 
  • Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas 
  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston 

McDonald’s

  • John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth 
  • Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston 

Virginia

Chick-fil-A

  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond 

Wendy’s

  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond

Hospitals That Closed McDonald’s

California

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles | Closed 2015
  • Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego | Closed 2016

Florida

  • Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood | Closed 2014

Georgia

  • Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta | Closed 2016
  • Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon

Indiana

  • Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis | Closed 2013

Kentucky

  • Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville | Closed 2016

Minnesota 

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis | Closed 2016

Missouri

  • Truman Medical Center in Kansas City | Closed 2012

Ohio

  • Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland | Closed 2015

Texas

  • Ben Taub Hospital in Houston | Closed 2017
  • Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi | Closed 2015

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News Release

Doctor-Led Protest Confronts McDonald’s in Northside Hospital

Northside Hospital currently hosts a McDonald’s restaurant and Atlanta-based physician Paula Rothman, MD, and three other local physicians led a protest with signs urging the hospital to go #FastFoodFree.

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