Ronald McDonald House - Fort Smith
Next to Mercy Hospital Fort Smith
RMHC of Arkoma is excited to announce the addition of an eleven-bedroom Ronald McDonald House in Fort Smith! With construction planned just a short walk away from Mercy’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the House will offer a place of respite to families of critically ill children from the River Valley, just as our existing Ronald McDonald Family Room has done for the past nine years. Continued support of the local community gives us the extraordinary opportunity to bring comfort home to thousands of more families in the coming years!How Will The New House Keep Families Close?
The 8,500 square foot Ronald McDonald House will provide many amenities for families in addition to the eleven overnight suites with full baths, including a laundry room, kitchen, and fully stocked pantry, dining room, playroom with outdoor playground, media room, and covered porch for relaxing. Located on the campus of Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith next to the Labor & Delivery Tower, families will be walking distance away from their child during their hospital stay.
The Ronald McDonald House is designed to provide a place of comfort to families of children ages 21 and under who are being treated at Mercy Hospital, all at no cost to families. The House will increase service to local families by a projected 300%, allowing even more families to be present and involved in their child’s treatment and recovery in the hospital.
“We are very excited about the Ronald McDonald House,” said Samantha Cole, director of Maternal Child Services at Mercy Fort Smith. “This is such a needed benefit for our community. Many times our NICU babies have big brothers and sisters, and with the opening of the RMH, the whole family will be together during the NICU stay in a house-like environment that allows mom and dad to be close.”
To learn more about the new House or to make a donation, visit: http://thefortsmithhouse.com
When Will The New House Open?
Official construction began on December 28, 2020, and the House is set to open its doors to families Fall of 2021.
Donate To Name Our House Dog!
Between May 1st- May 11th, 2021, you can donate $25 per entry or $100 for six entries to submit your favorite pup name(s)! Every entry means more opportunities to have your unique name(s) chosen for our new pup while supporting our efforts to build an 11-bedroom Ronald McDonald House to help keep families close to their hospitalized child.
- Gender: Male
- Birthday: March 16, 2021
- Breed: Labradoodle
When Will The Name Be Revealed?
Tune into Facebook LIVE on May 14th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m CST for the big name reveal!
How To Submit Your Pup Name
- Visit TheFortSmithHouse.com
- Click “Donate Now”
- Choose donation amount for entry ($25 for one entry, $100 for six entries)
- Select honorarium for Pup Arkoma
- Type in your favorite pup name(s)
- Complete payment info and submit
Please include the following with your donation; the words “FURARKOMA” and the pup name(s) you would like to enter. Please make checks payable to RMHC of Arkoma.
Mail your entry to RMHC of Arkoma, 1333 Arapaho Ave, Suite C, Springdale, AR, 72764. All mail-in entries must be received by May 11th, 2021, to be eligible for selection.