Our Relationship with NC Children's Hospital
Our relationship with NC Children's Hospital is really at the cornerstone of what we do and why we are here.
Approximately, 99% of our families come to Chapel Hill for treatment at NC Children's Hospital. Located just 1.5 miles away from the Hospital, our House provides lodging and comfort to more than 1,800 pediatric patient families each year. Like NC Children's Hospital, we are here to serve families from all 100 counties in North Caroline, regardless of their ability to contribute financially for their care.
Working as a team, RMH staff and NC Children's Hospital staff, evaluate and address family and patient needs.
RMH staff members participate in hospital committees, such as the NCCC Family Advisory Board and the Pediatric Palliative Care Committee.
Several members of UNC Hospital's administrative and clinical staff serve as Ronald McDonald House Board members each year.
In May 2011, we opened a Ronald McDonald Family Room on the seventh floor of North Carolina Children’s Hospital. The Family Room allows us to extend our comfort and care to all inpatient families. Space, utilities, as well as maintenance and repair for the RMFR are provided free-of-charge by the Hospital.