Our commitment to better serve all families who travel to Jacksonville for their child’s medical care
The Need for Our Programs
As Jacksonville continues to grow to be a leading medical destination for children’s healthcare, so has the demand for the Ronald McDonald House. Our rooms, meals and caring staff are needed now more than ever to accommodate the children and families seeking high-quality pediatric care here on the First Coast.
RMHC of Jacksonville plays an important role in supporting the growth of pediatric healthcare in Jacksonville and in providing access to care for families outside our area. Our facility serves five healthcare partners: Brooks Rehabilitation, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, UF Health Jacksonville, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The top three diagnoses that we serve are cancer, heart surgery and premature birth/NICU. The length of stay ranges from just a few days to weeks or even months.
How Does Ronald McDonald House Make a Difference For Families
The reach of our programs is incredible with families traveling from all over Florida, 24 states and 10 countries last year. By staying at the Ronald McDonald House, families can worry less about travel, meals and the financial burden of being away from home and focus on the most important thing, their child’s recovery. The Ronald McDonald House keeps families together and near the hospital while their child receives care.
Below are some of the amenities available for families staying at Ronald McDonald House.
- Safe and comfortable “home away from home”
- Laundry Facilities
- Indoor and outdoor play areas
- Emotional support from staff, volunteers and other families
- Hugs from our Facility Dog, “Reed”
Growing The House That Love Built Will Allow Us To Serve More Families
As our occupancy has increased over the last few years to nearly 100% we are no longer able to serve all the families who need our program through our current facility. Our expansion and renovation will allow us to meet the need and create a larger “home away from home” for those that travel to Jacksonville for their child’s medical treatment.