Located inside area hospitals, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer a respite to families with seriously ill children. Family Rooms remove families from the everyday hospital setting and place them in a home-like environment where they are able to relax, rejuvenate and keep strong for the stresses they are facing... all the while being close to their loved ones.
Family Rooms provide families with comfortable seating, flat screen TV's, computers with wireless Internet service, showers, laundry facilities, lockers for storing personal belongings, a kitchenette stocked with beverages and snack, research materials and play areas for siblings. The rooms are open 365 days per year from 9am to 9pm daily and are staffed 100% by friendly, dedicated and caring volunteers.
We have two Family Rooms in the Southern Colorado region (soon to be three!). The first is located at Memorial Hospital for Children and has been open for over 2 years. During that timeframe, over 26,000 guests have utilized the room and all guests have been overjoyed at the comfort it provides. The room is located adjacent to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and also serves families from both the Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care units.
Our second Family Room opened on November 8th, 2009, and is located inside the Pediatric unit at St Francis Medical Center. Families from both Pediatrics and the Neonatal Intensive Care Units are enjoying the comforts of home while being merely seconds away from their loved ones!
Coming Soon: Two sleeping rooms are being added to our existing Family Room at St Francis Medical Center!!! This will allow families of NICU patients the much needed opportunity to get a good night's sleep while accompanying their precious little ones at the hospital. Slated to open summer of 2012!
Number three Family Room will be opening mid-June of 2012 as we partner with Children's Hospital of Colorado in their Outpatient Clinic... at the north end of Colorado Springs! Located in the Infusion Center, this Family Room will provide families a break from the clinic setting and will offer them a respite from the bedside.