Ronald McDonald Family Room
A comforting place to rest in the hospital
When families walk into Ronald McDonald Family Room, we want them to forget they’re in a hospital. Located near the neonatal intensive care units, our Ronald McDonald Family Room offers a place to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just moments away from their sick child.
Our Family Room is located on the 7th floor, just off the south elevator, in the main hospital. It is just steps away from the NICU, NCCU, and PPCU units and also available to families in the Children’s Hospital.
Help Children Heal and Cope Better
Research shows that a family presence in the hospital helps children heal and cope better. Staying close by allows parents to better communicate with their child’s medical team and helps them maintain potentially complicated treatment plans.
Services for Families
- Living room area – relax or sleep
- Kitchen and dining area with a microwave and refrigerator
- Shower and personal care items
- Laundry facilities, including washers, dryers and laundry detergent
- A seating area with television and computer access
- Kitchen area, microwave, snacks and beverages
We also support the family lounges, located just off the 3rd and 4th floor elevators at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital by providing volunteer support, snacks, and beverages. Our cheerful Hospitality Cart, donated by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, offers refreshments, snacks, arts & crafts, fruit, personal care items and much more. Please view our “Wish List” if you’d like to donate items for families of pediatric patients.