Ronald McDonald Family Room Opens at Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center
The room offers families a place to rest and regroup while at the hospital.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center is open. Families of children receiving medical treatment have access to all the comforts of home while remaining close to their loved ones.
Cone Health and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Piedmont Triad (RMHC Piedmont Triad) partnered to provide families a respite from the “hospital” atmosphere. The room provides:
A kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks and easy to prepare meals.
Comfortable seating areas.
Workspaces with desks, computers, and internet access.
“We are thrilled to fulfill our mission of providing a “home-away-from-home” in the Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Women’s & Children’s Center at Moses Cone Hospital. The partnership of Cone Health’s family-centered care and RMHC Piedmont Triad’s goal of keeping families close will only enhance the exceptional care families have always received,” says Chief Executive Officer Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Piedmont Triad Chuck Kraft. “The Greensboro/Guilford County community of donors and volunteers has been very generous these past 36 years supporting our Ronald McDonald House program in Winston-Salem. We are honored to bring a Ronald McDonald Family Room program to their hometown hospital and the opportunity to support a program that directly serves the families and children of their neighbors!”
The family room serves as an extension of the Ronald McDonald House, bringing the same services and support families have come to rely on at the nonprofit’s dedicated houses, now within the walls of Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center.
“For many of our families, having a child in the hospital is one of the most stressful times in their lives. Having a Ronald McDonald Family Room will offer a little comfort to families dealing with a sick child,” comments Dr. Suresh Nagappan, medical director, pediatric unit Cone Health. “It can be a place for respite or to relax or to get some nourishment. Families with sick children have so much to worry about and we hope providing them with a comfortable place to go will make life a little easier.”