When a child is hospitalized, it is difficult for a parent wants to leave their child’s bedside, although surgery and treatments can be physically and emotionally draining on parents and families. We’re fortunate to be able to offer families some solutions.
Ronald McDonald House Charities operates nine Sleep Rooms on our 12th Floor, near the Family Life Center. The complimentary Sleep Rooms, with bedding and decorations donated by Denihan Hospitality, operators of the Mile North and James hotels, are reserved for families of children in critical care who have been referred by one of our social workers.
Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s
We understand that sometimes the drive home can still be too long or too difficult. Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s, located just a few blocks away from our hospital, gives parents and families of patients priority access to its 86 rooms, rooftop healing deck and kitchens, among other amenities.
In addition to providing home-cooked meals each evening, the staff at Ronald McDonald House organizes activities for patient families everyday to foster relationships and a supportive environment.
Families that live more than 15 miles away from the hospital can inquire about a room at the Ronald McDonald house after they’ve been referred by a social worker. There is a suggested donation of $10 per night, and there is no limit on how long families are allowed to stay. An on-call shuttle runs from the Ronald McDonald House to Lurie Children’s so that families can easily get back and forth from the hospital. For more information, explore the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s website, or call 312.888.2500.