Family Room Program
The Ronald McDonald Family Room is an area set aside inside a medical facility serving pediatric patients intended to serve as a quiet rest area for family members of children admitted to the hospital for treatment. It replicates a home-like atmosphere when a parent needs a break from the “hospital environment”.
Help Children Heal Faster and Cope Better
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. You can make a difference for these families with your donation today.
Two at Moses Taylor Hospital
Moses Taylor Hospital we have provided two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms with one located just steps away from the neonatal intensive care unit and one inside of Pediatrics each offering a unique place of refuge to families in the hospital. Some of the services available for families are:
A kitchen area with microwave and refrigerator, internet access, snacks, cold drinks and coffee, seating area with flat screen TV, opportunity to interact with other families or volunteers.
At Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
The RMFR at Geisinger Medical Center of Wyoming Valley is a lounge style family room furnished with a TV room, kitchenette, comfortable furniture, dining table/work space, telecommunications and Wi-Fi.
Serving families with the following:
- Wi-Fi and telecommunications services assists guests in keeping in contact family, friends, and even allowing some time to keep up on work place responsibilities.
- Area for children to play or do homework.
- Light drinks and snacks are available daily.
- Big screen television and comfortable sitting furniture to relax.*Assist the medical staff in having a quiet space for families to transition to while they care for the patient without interruption.
The staff and volunteers of the Ronald McDonald Family Room® work closely with hospital staff to provide the most comfortable and relaxing environment possible in order to support families as they are dealing with the illness of their child. Learn how you can become a Family Room volunteer.
At Geisinger-Community Medical Center
The RMFR at Geisinger Community Medical Center is an overnight room that provides a refuge for families right in the hospital setting, located just steps from their child. The services available for families staying in the RMFR are:
- Queen size Tempur-Pedic® bed
- Large flat screen TV
- Full size bathroom