RMHC & the Medical Community
Helping to bridge access to health care around the world
RMHC relies on strong partnerships with the medical community to enable family-centered care:
- Families being cared for at 90 percent of the top children’s hospitals in the world have access to one or more of our three core programs.
- Grants to other non-profit organizations that also serve children and families.
In addition, medical professionals contribute to RMHC in a variety of different ways which enable us to expand our program capacity and help change children’s lives around the world:
- They are actively engaged as members of the RMHC Global and local boards of directors.
- They provide land for Ronald McDonald Houses and/or spaces within hospitals for Ronald McDonald Family Rooms.
- They assist with operating costs and donations of in-kind services.
- They volunteer their time and services on Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles and with other programs.
Read why Donna Hyland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, values the support RMHC provides to hospitals.
Learn how RMHC stands apart from other organizations from John Falletta, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University and an RMHC Global Board Member
WHAT WE DO
Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better
Rose Torphy's FamilyX
Running with Rose for RMHC
Five generations of my family took a walk led by my mother, Rose, who celebrated her 100th birthday in September. This wasn’t just any walk; it was the Running for Hope 5K Run/Fun Walk to raise money to support RMHC of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Surrounded by one of her daughters, two ... Read More
The Wehr FamilyX
RMHC helped us cope while our child was hospitalized
I knew about RMHC before our daughter Autumn was hospitalized, but I had no idea what it would mean to us to be able to stay at the House. I had no idea just how much thought and effort staff and volunteers put into making life easier for families with sick children. Our eleven-month-old daughter Au... Read More
The Soderstrom FamilyX
I Will Always Remember My 15th Birthday
On June 30th, my family and I celebrated the 4th anniversary of the day I finished my cancer treatments and left the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. We felt so lucky to be offered a room at the House, but even luckier when we got to go home three months later.I had just turned 15 when I started my tr... Read More
The Haemmerle FamilyX
RMHC helped give our family new hope
My three-year-old son, Brady, has had extensive medical issues since he was eight weeks old and developed tremendous difficulty eating. Since that time he has been in the hospital – sometimes for weeks at a time – over and over again. After all this time, we understand that we may never know the roo... Read More
The Castleberry FamilyX
Miracle Twins Celebrate First Birthday
As the mother of four girls, I was so excited that one of the twins I was expecting was a boy. When we learned there was a blockage in his urethra causing major kidney damage and putting our unborn son in danger, we were scared but determined to find a way to help him. We pushed doctors to try every... Read More