Ronald McDonald Family Room

Many families, including those who live in the Roanoke area, are often torn between the desire to stay by the bedside of their hospitalized child and the need to take a break, even for just a brief time. The Ronald McDonald Family Room, located on the 14th floor of Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital, provides a respite area for parents who need to leave the bedside, but don’t want to go far.

The Family Room has a fully stocked kitchen, computer with Internet access, private phone and recliners. It is a quiet area for rest and refreshment that allows family members to remain near their child. Each month, 300–400 families use the Family Room free of charge.