A Home Away from Home While Staying at Primary Children’s Hospital

April 18, 2017 by in category Incredible Care tagged as , , with 0 and 1

Research shows that kids cope more effectively and recover sooner when parents and family are in the hospital. When parents are close by, they can better communicate with their child’s medical team and help with sometimes-complicated treatment plans. They can also provide immediate support for their children.

This is exactly why we partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area to provide the Ronald McDonald Family Room. Located on the 3rd level of Primary Children’s Hospital, this amazing facility gives parents and family a place to rest and relax during the stresses and pressures of hospital visits.

First opened in 2013, the 3,500-square foot Ronald McDonald Family Room, the largest Family Room in the world, provides the comforts of home to families during their stay at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Amenities of Ronald McDonald Family Room

  • Computers
  • Dining area
  • Fully-stocked kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lounge area with sofas and TVs
  • Nap rooms
  • Overnight rooms
  • Private showers

Adopt-A-Meal Program

Along with the fully-stocked kitchen, the Family Room also features delicious, home-cooked meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared daily by volunteers throughout the community. If you have a group that is interested in providing a meal to families, visit the Ronald McDonald House Charity website.

It’s Free

All the amenities and services at the Family Room are provided free of charge because of the generous donations of neighborhood partners. The Family Room is open every day of the year from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more, schedule a tour or volunteer, call Kacie Pecor at (801) 662-5821.

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Primary Children’s Hospital ranks among the best children's hospitals. Located in scenic Utah, everything in our hospital is focused on providing the best care for children. For more than 90 years, we have been committed to helping children, families, and communities across the western United States.

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