Offering a place to rest and regroup at the hospital

While dealing with the uncertainly of illness or injury, parents of critically ill and injured children are often reluctant to leave the hospital.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is located on the 6th Floor of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at The OU Medical Center. It is a special place where families who live in the local area, as well as families who have traveled long distances and may be staying at the Ronald McDonald House, can rest while staying close to their hospitalized child.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room offers a comfortable home-like setting including a living room area with a television, a kitchen stocked with snacks, showers and a laundry facility. The Ronald McDonald Family Room also has a quiet room for conversation and phone calls in addition to computers to stay in touch with families, friends and workplace responsibilities.

Because the Ronald McDonald Family Room is meant to be a respite area for parents and family members, patients are not allowed. Our caring staff and volunteers support nearly 14,000 visitors each year. When the medical condition of a child is critical, the Ronald McDonald Family Room is an oasis amidst the busy hospital atmosphere .

The Ronald McDonald Family Room hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and we are temporarily closed on Saturday and Sunday. To contact the Family Room, please call 405-271-2215.

For questions regarding the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, please contact Mark Maxted, Director of Program Operations, at 405.271.3737 or

The Family Room is currently available Monday through Friday by appointment only, and limited to laundry and showers. We are taking all precautions necessary to continue to serve families safely. Please call 405-271-2215 to schedule a time for services.