New Ronald McDonald House to Open in Streeterville

New Ronald McDonald House To Open In Streeterville

June 25, 2012 2:25 PM

CHICAGO (CBS) – Officials will cut the ribbon on Tuesday for a new 15-story Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville, the largest of its kind.

The Ronald McDonald House at 211 East Grand Avenue will serve families of patients at the new Lurie Children’s Hospital, which opened earlier this month. Families who use the center will have living quarters, community gathering spaces, eating and playing areas, and an open-air rooftop deck.

Doug Porter, CEO of Ronald McDonald Houses of Chicagoland and Northwest Indaina said, “We’ll have 86 rooms in here total, plus 9 in the hospital.”

Porter said the new facility is the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world. It replaces the old 21-room Ronald McDonald House near the old Children’s Memorial Hospital, which was renamed Lurie Children’s Hospital when it moved to Streeterville earlier this month.

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