The newest Ronald McDonald House, the world’s 300th House, opened at St. John’s Mercy Children’s Hospital on Sept. 29. The House is now providing a comfortable home-away-from-home for 20 families each night whose children are being treated at St. John’s Mercy Children’s Hospital and other West County hospitals.
More than 700 families each year will stay at the 18,188-square-foot, three-story building. The house has 20 family bedrooms, recreation room, laundry facilities, computer lounge, a kitchen with three stoves, four refrigerators and three dish washers, and a dining room with half a dozen tables.
“Families of patients at St. John’s Mercy Children’s Hospital and other hospitals in St. Louis County who travel long distances for care will have one less worry with the new Ronald McDonald House on our campus. We are excited to partner with and support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis as it grows and reaches the worldwide 300th House milestone,” said Joseph Kahn, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at St. John's Mercy Children's Hospital.