Located on the fifth floor of UAMS Medical Center, the Ronald McDonald Family room is a 2020 addition to our hospital. The new space features four overnight rooms for parents and siblings of patients in the NICU. It is staffed and operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas and has a common area for day use by all NICU families.
How the Family Room Works
The Ronald McDonald Family Room offers 2,000 square feet of space for families and siblings of NICU babies. It can accommodate overnight stays by families with older children and can be used by all NICU families as a common area during the day. The Ronald McDonald Family Room helps families with older siblings feel at home and provide a place to connect with other families.
The Origins of the Family Room
The Ronald Mcdonald Family Room at UAMS was created in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas and UAMS. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas is a locally funded and operated non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and their families by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. The RMFR is expected to serve over 1,000 families each year.