McDonald's gets the boot from a number of children's hospitals

Hospitals battle with unhealthy endorsement and children's golden-arch smiles.

Nov. 15—The children’s hospital where I work recently announced it will be getting rid of its onsite McDonald’s. The restaurant will be out by the end of the year. It joins a long line of hospitals that have ejected their golden arches, including Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Cleveland Clinic once tried to do so, but couldn't get out of its contract.

Why would a hospital seek to evict McDonald’s from its premises?