Archive for May 14th, 2015

May 14, 2015

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES® AND ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER TO PARTNER

Working Together to Support Families in the Brazos Valley

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (RMHC CTX) and St. Joseph Regional Health Center announce a formal partnership and opening of a new Ronald McDonald Family Room.

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are comforting havens located within hospitals, typically located near the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. The Family Rooms serve families of children up to age 21. The space offers families a nurturing place to rest and regroup while staying close to their hospitalized child.

The future St. Joseph Regional Health Center Ronald McDonald Family Room will serve the growing needs of the Brazos Valley families who access medical services for their hospitalized children. As the fifth Family Room in Central Texas, the space will be approximately 700 square feet and will feature a living room, kitchen/dining area, two bedrooms, bathroom, and laundry facilities . Families will also have access to computers, the Internet and a children’s play area. Architectural plans will be displayed at the press conference.

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About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through its Ronald McDonald House® and Ronald McDonald Family Room programs, RMHC CTX provides a “home-away-from-home” for families that keeps them together as their critically ill or injured children receive treatment in Austin-area hospitals. The Ronald McDonald House is a 30 guest room, nurturing home-like environment and the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are comforting havens located within three Austin hospitals. RMHC CTX is currently expanding its services to Bryan-College Station. For more information, visit rmhc-ctx.org, follow RMHC CTX on Twitter (@RMHCCTX), or on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHCCTX).

About St. Joseph Health System
Established in 1936, St. Joseph Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the mind, body and spirit while creating healthier communities. St. Joseph Health System is comprised of five hospital facilities across the Brazos Valley, including St. Joseph Regional Health Center, the region’s highest level trauma center. St. Joseph Physician Associates operates more than a dozen primary and specialty care clinics around the region, offering expert care, closer to home. St. Joseph Health System is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. For more information, visit st-joseph.org.

St. Joseph Health System is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 18 states and comprises more than 90 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; 24 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home health agencies; and other services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.