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 our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. Located on the 2nd and 3rd levels of Primary Children’s Hospital, these amazing facilities gives parents and families a place to rest and relax during the stresses and pressures of hospital visits.

The 3,500-square foot Ronald McDonald Family Room on Level 3, the largest Family Room in the world, first opened in 2013 and has served more than 24,000 families. Our second Family Room, which opened in December 2017, is on Level 2 and provides a dedicated space for patient families in the Pediatric ICU, Neurotrauma Unit and Cardiac ICU. Both rooms provide the comforts of home to families during their stay here.

Amenities of Ronald McDonald Family Room

  • Computers (Level 3 only)
  • Dining area
  • Fully-stocked kitchen (Level 3)
  • Kitchenette (Level 2)
  • 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 on Level 3 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 Rooms are provided free of charge because of the generous donations of neighborhood partners. The Family Rooms are 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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