Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

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When families walk into one of our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, we want them to feel the comfort and care of our home-away-from-home. Often steps away from a pediatric intensive care unit or neonatal intensive care unit, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer places of refuge to families whose children have been hospitalized because of illness or injury.

The four St. Louis area Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are located inside of Mercy Children’s Hospital (2), St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Each year, more than 9,000 local and out-of-town visitors find comfort and care in our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms.

How to Support the Family Room Program

We rely on the generosity of the St. Louis community to keep our Family Rooms well-stocked with all the comforts of home for our guest families. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact Courtney Fischer at cfischer@rmhcstl.org. We are always in need of pre-packaged, individually wrapped snack foods, such as: cookies, soups, breakfast bars, hot chocolate, trail mix, dried fruit, and peanut butter or cheese sandwich crackers.

To make a financial contribution to the Family Room program, please click here and choose “Ronald McDonald Family Room Program” as your gift designation. Thank you for your support!

Questions? Please contact Courtney Fischer at cfischer@rmhcstl.org.

St. Louis Area Family Room

Family Room in St. Louis Children's Hospital

The Ronald McDonald Family Room located on the fifth floor of St. Louis Children's Hospital opened in 2007 and serves nearly 6,000 families each year. This space was renovated in 2018 and now serves families with children in the neonatal intensive care unit.

1 Children's Pl
St. Louis, MO, 63110

Family Room in Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

The Ronald McDonald Family Room located on the fifth floor of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital opened in 2008 and serves nearly 4,000 families each year. This space was renovated in 2021 and continues to serve families of inpatient children.

1465 S Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63104

Family Room in Mercy Children's Hospital

The new Ronald McDonald Family Room located on the second floor of Mercy Hospital opened in 2022 to serve families with children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The space was previously used as a parent lounge. Special thank you to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parents (NICUPs) group that donated the funding to renovate the space.

615 S New Ballas Rd
St. Louis, MO 63141

Family Room in Mercy Children's Hospital

The Ronald McDonald Family Room located on the third floor of Mercy Hospital opened in 2005 and was moved to the new pediatric tower in 2010. The space was renovated in 2022 and serves approximately 3,000 families each year.

615 S New Ballas Rd
St. Louis, MO 63141

Special thank you to our partners at Archi-Pix

“We had a great overall experience and Mercy, and the Ronald McDonald Room was a peaceful oasis for me when I needed to step out of my son’s room to catch my breath and get re-centered. I will always be grateful.”

– A mother who used the Ronald McDonald Family Room