Ronald McDonald Family Room

RMHC of Central Ohio Operates two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

A Ronald McDonald Family Room is a quiet place away from the medical space, for families to recharge, grab a bite to eat, do a load of laundry, or take a break during the long days of testing or treatment.

Like a Ronald McDonald House, a Ronald McDonald Family Room is designed to support families through their child’s medical journey – whether it’s a break from the clinical environment, a restorative nap or night’s rest, or a sense of normalcy sitting down with a cup of tea. Hospital leaders worldwide increasingly understand that accommodation and support for families contribute to high-quality, family-centered care.

There are roughly 265+ Ronald McDonald Family Room Programs in the world, and Columbus, Ohio is lucky enough to be the home of two of them. The first Central Ohio Ronald McDonald Family Room was opened in 2017 at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, and the second one was opened in 2020 at Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 

Learn about each of the Central Ohio Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms below.

OhioHealth Riverside 
Methodist Hospital

Ronald McDonald Family Room

Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion at 
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ronald McDonald Family Room