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At Essentia Health, we believe that the only thing families should have to worry about while their child is in the hospital is helping them heal.
That’s why we’re excited to bring a Ronald McDonald House to the Northland. We’re partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest, and you, to build a five-bedroom home—providing families of pediatric patients in need with a comfortable and nearby place to stay, play and heal together.
“The Ronald McDonald House is called a house, and not a hotel, because it does become people’s homes. It’s a place for them to recharge, a place for them to have respite. We are really excited to bring this mission here to Duluth.”
David Herman, MDChief Executive Officer, Essentia HealthTrustee, Ronald McDonald House Charities
The house provides private overnight rooms for up to five families, and serves nine meals a week to each family—all at no cost to them. Our operating expenses will be $325,000 annually, funded by your donations.
With your generous support, this special project can come to life in November 2020—and provide comfort and healing to more than 14,000 pediatric patient families.