Remember the days when if you mentioned hospital food everyone grimaced? Well, it is getting better. My DH was in Spring Branch Hospital for a few days, a couple years ago, and the cafeteria was great! My DD and I would rush down for lunch for the items served from the steam tables. They had the best chicken and dumplings I had had in years. My DD wanted to know if she could still eat there when he went home, it was so good.
My MIL was recently in Memorial City Hospital, and they have the best sandwiches I have had in a long time. You could have them make it for you or choose from the prepackaged ones in the refrigerated case. Those were $3.00, and fresh made a bit more, but you got more choices. The steam table meals looked really good, too, but you have to get there early. Reasonable prices, too. Oh, and they have a salad bar. If I worked nearby I would get food from there instead of the mall! Lots better.
I was in MH Northwest last year and out of 8 days I can say I only had a few bad meals. Breakfast was the worst, because the eggs were always cold, and cooked too hard, but other than that I was happy, plus I didn't have to cook. Of course, in retrospect, I was on pain meds, so maybe that influenced my palate! LOL!