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Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better
Scheduled to open in 2019, the Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion will serve patients and their families who are in need of a temporary “home away from home.” Two floors will be dedicated to Ronald McDonald House Charities, and two floors set aside for housing the families and caregivers of adult patients. Each residential floor will include a careful balance of private areas and public spaces that will encourage families to talk informally, share activities and support one another. Additionally, one floor and an expansive outdoor terrace will be dedicated to Ronald McDonald House programs and services. The building, which is just steps away from the tram, will also include amenities such as a fitness center, communal kitchen and play areas for children of every age.
The new building is being named the Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion to honor Gary and Christine Rood of Vancouver, Washington, who generously donated $12 million to this project. The Roods have been involved in administering and managing health- and senior-care projects for more than 25 years.
In 2019, thanks to an important partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University, Ronald McDonald House Charities will be able to host more families than ever before, allowing us to serve 63 families a night in beautifully-appointed guest rooms.
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