Doctors’ Group Targets Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital For Having McDonald’s

Physicians Committee says there are 12 hospitals in the country that have a McDonald’s, including Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital, which is owned by Harris County.

Ben Taub Hospital building
Ben Taub Hospital

A national physicians’ group has launched an advertising campaign criticizing 12 hospitals for housing a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant, including Ben Taub in Houston.

The Washington, D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has placed ads on public buses that target John Peter Smith Hospital by saying, “Your heart’s not lovin’ those cheeseburgers.”
The hospital has had a McDonald’s since 1992.

Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital is part of the Harris County Health System.