Leadership Health Care (LHC) members had the opportunity to tour the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Nashville this week as part of LHC’s Industry Tour series. The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville is to keep families close by providing essential resources and a “home-away-from-home” for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals. The 32-bedroom Ronald McDonald House in Nashville is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and is supported by six full time staff members and over 200 active volunteers.

Since opening in 1991, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville has served more than 14,400 families from 43 states and 14 foreign countries. In addition to the Ronald McDonald House, they also operate the Ronald McDonald Family Room on the 5th floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, offering a place for parents and family members to relax, refresh and experience the comforts of home while staying close to their sick child.

The Ronald McDonald House provides an environment of emotional support from staff members, volunteers and other families who are going through similar circumstances. While Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville requests $15 per night per family to stay at the House, they do not turn families away if they are unable to pay. In fact, 93% of families are unable to afford payment for their stay, which is why community support is such an integral part of the work Ronald McDonald House Charities does in Nashville. To learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, click here.

Industry tours are part of Leadership Health Care’s (LHC) regular programming for members. LHC also hosts executive briefings, a Fundamentals educational series, networking receptions and an annual delegation to Washington, D.C. To learn more about LHC and upcoming events, visit www.leadershiphealthcare.com.