Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are designed to provide a place to rest and regroup without leaving the hospital. The goal is to allow caregivers to quickly take care of their needs so they can focus all of their energy and attention back where it belongs: on their children.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room (RMFR) at Dayton Children’s Hospital is one of the largest square footage-wise among the more than 260 RMFRs in the global RMHC network.
The grand opening for the RMFR at DCH was held on Feb. 1, 2016, right outside of the PICU. The grand opening anniversary coincides with RMHC Dayton’s anniversary.
In 2018, the RMFR at DCH was moved to its new space on the Fourth Floor.
Its amenities include light meals, private showers, laundry, a private respite room, nap pods, computer work stations and a charging station, among others. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. It’s located on the Fourth Floor, accessible by the Yellow Elevators. Weather permitting, you may also access the Family Room from the Fourth Floor Tower Sky Deck.
Click here to take a 3D virtual tour of the Family Room at Dayton Children’s
Families are referred to the Ronald McDonald Family Room from their hospital unit. Families do not need to be guests at the the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) to utilize the RMFR. RMH families are also welcome to visit the RMFR at DCH.