Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital

Parents of children receiving treatment at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids are able to have all the comforts of home while remaining just steps from their child’s bedside through the Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital. The Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital serves families of children being treated on the NICU Unit, Pediatric Unit, or Child/Adolescent Unit.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois and St. Luke’s Hospital partnered to provide a Ronald McDonald Family Room on the second floor of the Helen G. Nassif Center for Women’s and Children’s Health building.

Families welcome the opportunity to grab a quick snack or close their eyes in one of the sleep rooms without leaving the hospital. With evening meals served, self-serve breakfast and lunch, shower suites, and laundry facilities, the Family Room provide for the needs of the families while they are caring for their child. 

Before using the Ronald McDonald Family Room services, please check in with a Family Room Coordinator. They will be happy to show you around and get you settled!

 

Family Room Coordinator

Lynn Butterbrodt

lbutterbrodt@rmhc-eiwi.org

(319) 369-5192

Sleep Rooms

The Ronald McDonald Family Room has three private sleep rooms that families who have a child in the hospital can request on a nightly basis. The rooms feature Tempurpedic mattresses, access to the shower suites and laundry through the night, and fresh linens.  

Shower Suites & Shower Facilities

The Ronald McDonald Family Room has two shower suites and two washers & dryers that families are welcome to use. Personal hygiene items, towels, and laundry soap are available at no charge to families through the generous donations of community members.

Living Room

Families are invited to relax in front of the fireplace, play a video game, watch TV, or just step away for a few moments of quiet.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Snacks

The kitchen pantry is stocked with donated food items. Families are welcome to help themselves. In addition, friends and families of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois regularly visit the Family Room to cook and serve meals. A hot evening meal is available each night with self-serve breakfast and lunch throughout the day.