Ronald McDonald Family Room
coming to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in 2019
and help us bring a Ronald McDonald Family Room to Eastern Idaho.
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3200 Channing Way, Ste 106
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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100% of your gift will help build and operate the Ronald McDonald Family Room.
Comfort and Care for Eastern Idaho Families
When children are seriously ill or injured, they need family the most. The Ronald McDonald Family Room provides a comfortable and supportive environment within the hospital where families can stay close to their child without having to spend all their time in a critical care environment. The Family Room is fully supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho staff and volunteers.
Creating a Ronald McDonald Family Room at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
A Comfortable and Supporting Environment
Families with children at EIRMC often live in outlying communities and are unable to make a quick trip back home. Families can talk in private, do laundry, and even sleep comfortably overnight in a private bedroom. Having access to these services means parents can be better rested and able to participate in their child’s care.
Supporting Family-Centered Care
Caring for the whole family promotes better health care for pediatric patients. The presence of the Family Room and its volunteers has been shown to improve the well-being of the family, as well as reduce stress and the feeling of isolation.
Reducing Financial Burden on Families
Having a child in the hospital places a huge financial burden on parents and guardians. The Family Room provides a space to spend time, stay the night, and eat meals or snacks at no cost to the family.
While we don’t have any volunteer opportunities available for the Family Room right now, those interested in volunteering at the Family Room in the future can contact our Director of Programs in Eastern Idaho, Warren Maxfield, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208)-227-2898.