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Pediatrics Ronald McDonald Family Room

Ronald McDonald Family Room

​A Place to Rest and Regroup

The Ronald McDonald Family Room® at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Madison is the first of its kind in Wisconsin. Located on the hospitals 3rd floor, it serves as an oasis for families of our pediatric and NICU patients.

Supporting a child who is ill or injured, can be draining both mentally and physically. It's important that parents rest so they can remain strong for their child. The Family Room provides a place for families to regroup and recharge without leaving the hospital.

Amenities include:

  • Living room with garden view
  • Kitchen with light snacks and beverages provided
  • Quiet area for privacy and reflection
  • Laundry facilities
  • Computers, printers and internet access
  • Short-stay sleep rooms, each with private bathroom and shower
  • Volunteers to assist families as needed

There is no additional charge for these services. While you are at SSM Health St. Mary’s, your child’s nurse or social worker/care manager can assist you in accessing the Family Room or reserving a sleeping room. Families who live more than 50 miles from Madison also may wish to explore using the ​Ronald McDonald House in Madison which offers longer term accommodations. 

The Family Room at SSM Health St. Mary's was made possible through generous gifts totaling $1 million from St. Mary's Foundation Board, employees, volunteers, and other members of the community. ​