This morning at a press conference the Ronald McDonald House made a very exciting announcement! 

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The Ronald McDonald House is looking to add a second location on Deaconess Gateway campus.

Here's what Deaconess had to say:

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley held a press conference today announcing the public phase of their Capital Campaign to raise funds for a second Ronald McDonald House right here on the Deaconess Gateway Hospital campus. This will be a 16-bed house that serves NICU patient families and pediatric patient families. We are so happy to be a part of this exciting journey with them and to open this beautiful, cozy facility for our families. Our very own, CEO Chris Ryan serves on the RMHC Board of Directors. Congratulations to all!

IRonald Mcdonald House Charities are places where families can stay together while their child receives medical treatment. From their website:

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.