A corporate watchdog group that recently sent letters to 22 hospitals, including Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, asking them to oust McDonald’s restaurants from their campuses, is now taking its fast food plight directly to restaurant shareholders.
Truman Medical Center is on the front lines of health care in Kansas City. The safety-net hospital treated nearly 100,000 patients last year. But lately, hospital leaders have been trying to figure out ways to prevent people from getting sick and becoming patients in the first place. CEO John Bluford has been waging a wellness campaign, promoting better nutrition and battling junk food.
So what’s a McDonald's doing right inside a main hospital entrance?