Ronald McDonald Family Room®

Offering a place to rest and regroup at the hospital.

When families walk into a Ronald McDonald Family Room, we want them to forget they’re in a hospital.

Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer families a comfortable and welcoming place to rest and regroup right in the hospital, just steps away from a pediatric unit and their sick child. Families grab a bite to eat, do laundry, and get rest so they can be strong for their children. The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Children’s National Medical Center is located on the Hematology/Oncology floor.  The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Inova Children’s Hospital are on the Pediatric Intensive/Cardiac Care and Hematology/Oncology units.

Help Families Stay Near the Care and Resources They Need

Research shows that staying close by allows parents to better communicate with their child’s medical team and improves adherence to complicated treatment plans. Families with access to a Ronald McDonald Family Room report a better overall clinical experience.

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 refrigerator and/or microwave and that offers coffee and snacks at no cost
  • Laundry facilities
  • A seating area with a television and reading material
  • Internet access
  • Resource materials
  • Parent coffee hours and other programming
  • A friendly face and assistance from an RMHCDC staff person or volunteer

Ronald McDonald Family Room at Children's National Medical Center
Ronald McDonald Family Room at Inova Children's Hospital