Hospitals Weigh in on Ronald McDonald House Impact

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By keeping families like the Bazinets together, Ronald McDonald House Charities® support hospitals' commitment to family-centred care. By keeping families like the Bazinets together, Ronald McDonald House Charities® support hospitals’ commitment to family-centred care.

By Cindy Soderstrom, Director, Marketing & Communications, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern & Central Alberta

How do you measure the effect of giving a family a place to stay when they need to travel for a child’s treatment?

Last week, the Journal of Health Organization and Management published a study that aimed to get to the heart of that question.

The study was an international survey. It asked hospital leadership about the impact of their hospital’s affiliation with Ronald McDonald House Charities®.

The results found over 90% of hospital leaders believe that Ronald McDonald Houses play a significant and important role in family-centred care.

When staff here saw the study, we wondered about a more local perspective. So we reached out to Dr. April Elliott, a Paediatrician and Adolescent Medicine Specialist in…

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