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Family_Room_2016.pngRonald McDonald Family Room® (RMFR) - when families walk in, we want them to forget they are in a hospital. 

Both Family Room programs provide
psycho-social support to complement our area hospital partner’s family-centered approach to care. 

The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Children's National Medical Center

DC-Family-Room.jpgThe RMFR at CNMC has supportive programs that make it possible for parents to actively participate in their child’s treatment plan.

For almost 20 years, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® has been an oasis of calm in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Hematology/Oncology unit at Children’s National Medical Center. Only steps from their children, parents and other caregivers can briefly slip into another world, a place of quiet respite where they can have a snack or cup of coffee, check email, read, or just talk together and relax for a few minutes.

Amenities include a washer and dryer, a full-sized kitchen, a comfortable living room area, and several computer bays. Staff and regularly scheduled volunteers greet and assist families and provide support for Family Room based programming. Click here if you're interested in volunteering. And click Here for the Family Room Wishlist.

Contact:

Samantha Matthews
DC Ronald McDonald Family Room Coordinator
202-476-4205
Samantha@rmhcdc.org


 The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Inova Children's Hospital

FullSizeRender_15.jpgThe new RMFR at Inova Children's Hospital on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is a warm and welcoming space located in the Pediatric Intensive Care and Cardiac Care unit.

It is a space where parents and other caregivers can have a snack or cup of coffee, check email, read, talk, or simply relax for a few minutes and remain just steps from their child.

Amenities include a coffee and snack counter, several computer bays, and comfortable seating. Staff and regularly scheduled volunteers will greet and assist families and make rounds on the floor with a Happy Wheels cart, stocked with snacks and other items for families. Click here if you're interested in volunteering. And click Here for the Family Room Wishlist.

Contact:

Catherine Keating
VA Ronald McDonald Family Room Coordinator
703-776-8060
Catherine@rmhcdc.org

 

Help Children Cope Better and Stay Near Their Families

Research shows that a family presence in the hospital helps children cope better. Staying close by allows parents to better communicate with their child’s medical team and improves adherence to complicated treatment plans.

  • Ronald McDonald Family Room Children's National
  • RMHC DC Family Room Sitting Area
  • Kitchen Family Room Children's National
  • Washer Dryer Family Room Children's National
  • Computer Bay Family Room Children's National
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