Ronald McDonald Family Room opening at Midland Memorial Hospital

Ronald McDonald Family Room opening at Midland Memorial Hospital

The newly built Ronald McDonald Family Room at Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) will provide a respite inside the hospital for families of children undergoing medical treatment.

A ribbon-cutting will be celebrated Thursday, Nov. 3, at 11:30 a.m., according to MMH. A public open house will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. The Ronald McDonald Family Room is located on the 4th floor of Midland Memorial Hospital, off the main lobby.

The family room is a partnership between the hospital and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest (RMHC of the Southwest).

According to MMH, the room offers many of the comforts of home, such as a living room, kitchen and laundry facilities, to help alleviate the anxiety of being in a hospital envrionment. Any family who has a hospitalized child is welcome without charge.

“The Family Room will provide families a place to rest and regroup while remaining just steps away from their child,” said Emmanuel Ramirez, president & CEO of RMHC of the Southwest. “We are grateful to Midland Memorial Hospital and the Midland community for welcoming us. We are eager to work with MMH and the community to ensure families remain close together when their child needs medical care.”

Lori Dyess, director of Women’s and Children’s Services at MMH, said the hospital is thrilled to offer this resource.

“A comfortable place for families to gather close to their child while receiving medical care is irreplaceable,” Dyess said.