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Surrounding Families with Comfort and Care–How the Ronald McDonald Family Room Supports Families with Hospitalized Children

March 19 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest is to “provide a comfortable and caring home-away-from-home that supports keeping families together and reduces stress during a child’s serious illness” and Dorree directs her team do just that.  The Ronald McDonald Family Room offers complimentary dinner every night and brunch on weekends, snacks, nap and shower rooms, private overnight accommodations, laundry facilities and more.  It is a wonderful place of respite for families experiencing one of the most stressful times in their lives.

Gillette is a Level One trauma center, with pediatric patients arriving via helicopter from across the Upper Midwest.  Dorree will share stories of families that have utilized the Family Room, what services they utilized and how the Family Room helped them cope during a very difficult time.

 

Dorree Adelmann

Dorree Adelmann is the Manager at the Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.  Before coming to Ronald McDonald house charities she spent many years at Calvary Lutheran in Golden Valley, most recently as Director of Hospitality.

The RMH mission is that We, in partnership with our community, provide a comfortable and caring home-away-from-home that supports keeping families together and reduces stress during a child’s serious illness.  We provide meals, snacks, sleep rooms and a wonderful place of respite for families going through one of the most stressful times in their lives.  Gillette is a level one trauma center and gets kiddos helicoptered in from the 5 state area.  Dorree will share stories of families that have utilized the Family Room, what was offered to them and how it helped in so many ways.

Details

Date:
March 19
Time:
8:15 am - 9:30 am

Venue

ImagineIT
2051 Killebrew Drive #510
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States
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Phone:
9529053700