The Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City has served more than 34,180 families since its inception nearly 35 years ago. In recent years, the House has seen an increase in critical patients requiring more medical treatment and longer hospital stays, which means families are staying longer and need more support. In 2011, the average length of stay at the House was 7.3 days. In 2017, that number grew to 16.3 days. Over the last three decades, our House has been well loved, and from that love comes the wear and tear inevitable for any home. But while every nick, scratch and stain has a story to tell, it’s time to turn a page in our book and start a new chapter, so every guest can continue to rely on a clean, safe and comfortable place to stay. The Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City is getting ready for a major refresh that will ensure that the House continues to be a safe, welcoming place for families at such a critical point in their lives. This refresh will be completed in three phases so that we can continue to serve as many families as possible throughout construction.