Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

“Because sometimes even the smallest distance can be too far” 

When a child is critically ill, parents are reluctant to leave the hospital. However, they desperately need a break from the ongoing stress of beeping monitors, hospital lingo, and busy intensive care units.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, with the help of the medical facilities, have set aside rooms intended to serve as a quiet rest area for family members of children being treated in those facilities.

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are located at Kosair Children’s Hospital, Frazier Rehab Institute and Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital – St. Matthews.  All services offered at these locations are free of charge.

Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital – St. Matthews

Located on the second floor of Plaza I on the campus of NWKCH, this Family Room – made possible through the partnership between the hospital and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana – offers a quiet respite area and sleeping rooms for family members of babies in the Neonatal Intensive-Care Unit.

Who Can Stay?

  • Anyone who has a child in the Neonatal Intensive-Care Unit

What Services are Available?

  • Four sleep rooms
  • Kitchen and Dining area
  • Television and Computer Area
  • Laundry facility
  • Shower facilities
  • Lactation Room

Kosair Children’s Hospital

Located within the oncology unit at the hospital, this Family Room is just steps away from the patient rooms. Its two primary goals are to allow the parents to remain close to their child and to limit their interaction with others who may pass on germs or bacteria that could be harmful to their immune-suppressed child.

Who Can Stay?

  • Anyone who has a child receiving a bone marrow or organ transplant at Kosair Children’s Hospital

What Services are Available?

  • Restroom with shower facilities
  • Kitchen area with donated food items
  • Living room area with cable TV
  • Computer with internet access
  • Sleeping room for up to four families

Frazier Rehab Institute

Located on the pediatric floor of Frazier Rehab Institute, this Family Room offers a place of retreat and relaxation for parents. Its main purpose is to give them a place to go while their child is participating in rehabilitation exercises that do not permit the parents to stay in the room.

Who Can Stay?

  • Anyone who has a child participating in physical rehabilitation at Frazier Rehab Institute.

What Services are Available?

  • Comfortable Seating
  • Restroom
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Cable TV

For questions related to the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, contact our Director of Programs and Facilities.