Ronald McDonald Family Room®

Ronald McDonald Family RoomOne of the extensions of services provided by the Ronald McDonald House is the Ronald McDonald Family Room®. Our Ronald McDonald Family Room, located in Golisano Children’s Hospital, is a quiet place away from the medical space for families to recharge, grab a bite to eat or rest during the long days of testing or treatment.

Two children and nurse play board gameComfort and support – just steps from your child’s bedside

Like the Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room supports families and their child’s medical journey. Sometimes families and caregivers need a little break from the clinical environment, maybe to have a hot cup of coffee, play a board game with their other children, or just relax. Hospital leaders agree that accommodation and support for families contribute to high-quality, family-centered care. Research has shown that staying close allows parents to communicate better with their child’s medical team. It also improves adherence to complicated treatment plans.

Complementary services available for families at the Ronald McDonald Family Room:

  • Bagged lunches
  • Water, coffee and snacks
  • Laundry facilities
  • Internet access
  • A seating area with a television

Have more questions about the Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Golisano Children’s Hospital? Feel free to contact us today!

If you are interested in volunteering a minimum of two 4-hour shifts per month in our Ronald McDonald Family Room, please fill out the Volunteer Application and contact Illeny Farese at 239-437-0202 or [email protected].

** Please note that all volunteers must be over 18 years of age to volunteer at the RMHC Family Room in the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Additional paperwork will be required to fill out for the hospital.