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Ronald McDonald Family Room

Respite for families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital

Family-Centered Space and Support at the Hospital

In February 2004, RMHC of Nashville introduced the city’s inaugural Ronald McDonald Family Room, located at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. A haven for the families and friends of seriously ill children, this space offers a respite from the usual hospital environment, regardless of whether visitors are staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

The Family Room features cozy seating, a snack-filled kitchen, a play area for children, and a half bathroom, all supported by dedicated staff and volunteers. The Family Room operates daily from 9 AM to 9 PM, whenever a staff member or volunteer is available.

Tour the Family Room

View our video tour of the Family Room below

Support the Family Room

How the Family Room Helps

Serving Inside the Hospital

Support Inside
The Hospital

Family At The Hospital

Keeping Families
Close Together

RMHC Support Staff

Staff / Volunteers


Space To Play

Snacks on Cart

Snacks & Kitchen

illustrated Ronald McDonald family room icon


You do not need to stay at the Ronald McDonald House to utilize this supportive space - The Ronald McDonald Family Room is available to everyone!

Make a Difference for Families & Children

Parents don’t know when their children will need medical help. But they should know they can always access the care they need. And with your help, we can support them all throughout their journey.