Located on the 4th floor, just off the elevators, the Ronald McDonald Family Room was created to extend the comfort of the Providence Ronald McDonald House into the hospital setting for families of young patients receiving treatment.
Family Room Coordinator
The family room was designed to be a caring and supportive respite area for adult family members of hospitalized ill children, allowing them to rest while remaining near their child. The room provides a few of the comforts from home for all pediatric families. This includes families of patients admitted to the hospital as well as families of children undergoing outpatient surgery. The room offers a quiet place to relax and recharge, have a snack, do laundry or use a computer.
Staffed by members of the community who volunteer at the Providence Ronald McDonald House, the family room is a warm, welcoming environment that is intended to feel like home.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., based on volunteer staffing and is available to all Hasbro Children's Hospital families.
The first Ronald McDonald Family Room opened in 1992, and today there are more than 100 such rooms in 11 countries across the globe. Hasbro Children's Hospital's is the first to open in Rhode Island.
Partners in funding the creation of the family room include Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England, The Holewiak Family and Hasbro Children's Hospital. The room was furnished by Cardi's Furniture Superstores, who have committed to the continual upkeep of the furnishings. Thanks also to Ross Simons retail store for originally naming the room.