Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region supports 16 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms throughout Philadelphia, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey. Often steps away from a pediatric or intensive care unit, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer a place to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just moments away from their sick child. Research shows that a family presence in the hospital helps children heal faster and cope better. Staying close by allows parents to better communicate with their child’s medical team and improves adherence to complicated treatment plans.

Our Family Rooms operate with the help of volunteers who staff and monitor each room, with operating hours varying based on the individual needs of each hospital. With the help of monetary and supply donations, we are able to stock food, travel-sized toiletries and buy or replace furnishings, toys, books, videos, and other items as the need arises.

Services for Families:

Services may vary from one Ronald McDonald Family Room to the next, but families will often find:

  • A kitchen area that includes a stove or microwave
  • Shower facilities
  • Sleeping rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Internet access
  • Reference books
  • A seating area with a television
  • A quiet room

Currently Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are located in 13 area hospitals throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region in the following hospitals:

  • AtlantiCare Medical Center – City Division Atlantic City, NJ
  • AtlantiCare Medical Center – Mainland Division Pomona, NJ
  • Bayhealth Medical Center – Kent General Hospital – Dover, DE
  • Capital Health System – Trenton, NJ
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (two rooms) – Philadelphia, PA
  • Christiana Care Health System at Christiana Hospital – Wilmington, DE
  • Cooper University Hospital – Camden, NJ
  • Kennedy University Hospitals (two rooms) – Washington Township, NJ
  • Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children – Wilmington, DE
  • Shore Medical Center – Somers Point, NJ
  • Inspira Medical Center – Vineland, NJ
  • Virtua Health (two rooms) – Voorhees, NJ
  • Virtua Memorial Hospital – Mt. Holly, NJ

Owner/Operator Les Dukart (center) helps open the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Christiana Care at a ribbon cutting in 2010.