“A home away from home” is the environment Ronald McDonald Charities of Northwest Ohio seeks to offer families traveling for their children’s medical care in Toledo, Ohio. Each Ronald McDonald House offers lodging for patients in a residential, family-centric setting. The newly constructed Ronald McDonald House in Toledo includes comfort-based amenities such as a playroom, community room and communal dining area. Space is also available for guests to conduct professional and personal business while their child is receiving medical treatment.
“Families come to us at a critical time and are often going through the worst days of their lives,” says Chadwick Bringman, president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. “As we planned the new Ronald McDonald House, we didn’t want people to feel that they were entering another wing of the hospital when they entered our door. Achieving comfort that feels like home was a priority.”