• Ronald McDonald Family Room

  • The Ronald McDonald Family Room is a refuge within the hospital for immediate family members who have a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Pediatric Care Unit. The family room provides a place to rest, relax and recharge from the environment of the hospital while allowing parents to remain near their child.

    The family room provides homelike amenities including:

    • Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, fresh coffee and sweet treats provided by family room supporters
    • Bathroom with shower, linens, shampoo, soap and other toiletries for those who can not make the trip home to shower  
    • Washer, dryer, detergent and a pair of scrubs for those who may not have a fresh change of clothes
    • Dining areas for families to enjoy a meal together or quick snack
    • Living room area with comfortable seating and a flat screen TV
    • Computer workstations so family members can conduct research on their child's condition, keep in touch with family and friends or connect with the workplace
    • Children's play area with books, toys and DVDs
    • Two rooming-in bedrooms     

    Operating Hours:
    The Ronald McDonald Family Room is open daily from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. as long as there is a family room-trained volunteer present.

    How You Can Help

    Your tax-deductible donation helps thousands of families each year through the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room. To make a donation visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado website or call 719-471-1814.

    Volunteers are needed everyday in order to keep the family room open. For more information on volunteering or to obtain a volunteer application form, contact the Ronald McDonald Family Room Coordinator at 719-243-3574.

    Our Mission
    The mission of the Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Francis Medical Center is to provide a refuge within the hospital for families of seriously ill children who are hospitalized in the NICU and Pediatric Care Unit.

    Our Vision
    Our vision is to give a loving welcome to families, to find understanding through caring for others and to bring families together through a sanctuary of nurturing for the body, mind, and spirit.  

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