Fourteen years later, a new 27,780 square foot, 16-room and garage addition was dedicated on April 30, 1994. A unique feature of our House is the long-term housing wing that was designed to meet the special needs of bone-marrow transplant patients. Treatment for these patients requires an extensive hospital stay, anywhere from two to eight months, and the apartment-style wing provides an atmosphere that feels more like home. Each apartment includes a bedroom, living room and kitchenette. Because transplant patients are highly susceptible to infections, the units also have individual ventilation and air conditioning systems.
On July 8th, 2008, the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House opened up its most recent addition to the house. The new Helms Building, adjacent to the original building on Fountain Ave., consists of 40 additional rooms, a kitchen and dining area, game room, full service gym, computer room, washers and dryers, quiet parent-only rooms and many other amenities.
Today, the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House can accommodate 75 families each night and continues to serve as a “home away from home” for hundreds each year. Since its chartering, the House has served more than 30,000 families from all states in the U.S. and more than 45 countries across the world.
The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California.
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