The Ronald McDonald House of Scranton – A Home Away from Home

With over 30 years of service to the Northeastern Pennsylvania area, we are honored to offer families a place to sleep, eat and relax while their children receive medical treatment at one of the area’s nearby medical facilities. The Ronald McDonald House of Scranton provides a restful, comfortable place for families to sleep, creating a “Home Away from Home” for families of seriously ill children.

Creating a “Home Away from Home” for Families

Private Bedrooms – Up to 4 people may stay in a room at the House. All bedrooms have comfortable Tempur-Pedic beds with roll out beds available. All bedrooms have their own private bathroom as well. Three large suite rooms and four handicap accessible rooms are available.

Home-cooked Meals – Generous community groups provide meals that are served in the dining room. Residents may also prepare their own food in our spacious kitchen.

Transportation – The Ronald McDonald House of Scranton has a Transport Van for shuttling guests to and from area medical facilities.

Laundry Facilities – Residents may take advantage of our fully stocked laundry room.

Staying Connected – Wireless internet access is available throughout the House. There are also two guest computers located on the first floor.

Family Areas – Our family areas are furnished with comfortable furniture and large flat screen TV’s.

Ronald McDonald 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 Keep Families Close

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. You can make a difference for these families with your donation today.

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 assist guests in communicating with 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