RMHC-Madison provided 8,248 room nights to families with a sick or injured child through the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room, and offered preventative healthcare services to over 275 children with 130 emergency room visits avoided through the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.
Believing that every family deserves access to healthcare, RMHC-Madison creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
A community where all families have access to healthcare and the support needed to fully participate in their children’s care.
Programs & Services
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison (RMHC-Madison) was established in 1993 to provide a “home-away-from-home” for families of children being treated at area hospitals. In 2019, the Madison Ronald McDonald House was remodeled and expanded to 31 rooms to fulfill increasing demands and long wait lists. The Ronald McDonald House serves families of children being treated at Madison area hospitals. With the generous support from the community and our valued local Rockford, Madison, and Wisconsin Dells area McDonald’s owners/operators our Chapter provides comfort and care to thousands of families each year.
In 2003, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile was added to the Chapter’s programs to provide preventive care and access to healthcare for thousands of uninsured and underinsured children. The program started with free dental care and medical services. Today, in partnership with Mercyhealth, the Care Mobile provides vaccinations and health checks at no cost to students in the Rockford area.
In 2012, with the partnership of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison our Chapter added a Ronald McDonald Family Room, a place to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just moments away from their sick child. On the third floor of St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, the Ronald McDonald Family Room is a space that includes: four sleeping rooms (each with a private bath), shared kitchen, dining, living areas, and laundry facilities.
We recognize that while RMHC is a well-known brand; many, even in Dane County, do not know where we are located, what we do, or how we serve local families. To improve this, we aim to increase our presence in and around the community and increase advocacy for access to healthcare for children and their families.