Ronald McDonald House near University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital

Ronald McDonald House near University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital opened its doors on September 13, 1986 as the second Ronald McDonald House in Chicago.

 

The staff and volunteers of this 22 bedroom House are proud to have welcomed more than 7,700 families from across the world over the past 29 years, half of whom have returned to stay at the House many times, totaling almost 15,000 visits.

 

In 2007, the House was re-located and re-built to better serve its families. 

Each bedroom has its own private bath, and the House offers parking and ample common areas for families to relax and make themselves feel right at home.  

 

The House is just a short walk or shuttle away from the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.

House Information
5444 S. Drexel Avenue

Chicago, IL 60615
773.324.5437

House Director
Mardelle Gundlach

mgundlach@rmhccni.org

Ronald McDonald Family Room in Comer Children’s Hospital

Ronald McDonald UofC Family Room (54 of 58)

Our Family Room serves as a haven of respite and hospitality to families whose children are in treatment. Eight sleep rooms are located in the hospital for families of children receiving medical treatment as patients at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. 

 

The sleep rooms offer families individual spaces with a bed, private bath and space for personal belongings as well as laundry facilities, a fridge and coffee station. It provides a home-like atmosphere away from the stress of the hospital, allowing families a moment to rest and rejuvenate, so that they can face the stress of the hospital visit with renewed energy. Priority is given to families of children in critical care who need to be close to their child’s bedside.

Help Us Make Our House a ‘home away from home’

In order to make this House a home, we have set up online gift registries. In the spirit of love, you can help fill the House with all of the items needed to provide comfort and care to the families of hospitalized children who stay with us.