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Home Away From Home/Ronald McDonald House

Mercy Children’s Hospital receives many of our patients from outlying communities. When these patients are critically ill or injured, families are often reluctant to leave their bedside. The Ronald McDonald House and Mercy's Home Away from Home provide a quiet, restful place for family members to relax, take a hot shower, and recharge. Also, if an early morning procedure were coupled with a long travel time, it would be much easier to spend the night close by and to be better rested for the day ahead.

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Arrangements can also be made at the local Ronald McDonald House, which is located at 3883 Monroe Street in Toledo, approximately a ten minute drive from Mercy Children’s Hospital. Rooms are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. For those parents who are without local transportation, the Ronald McDonald House provides one free round-trip cab ride to Mercy Children’s Hospital per day. If you wish to stay at the Ronald McDonald House, please ask your nurse for details or call 419-471-4663.

Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home is located on the campus of Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. It houses 15 guestrooms, each complete with two queen-sized beds and a private bathroom, telephone, TV and daily housekeeping services. A comfortable lobby, children's play area, vending machines, and a laundry room are also part of the facility. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who can use Home Away From Home?
Anyone who needs to stay close by, such as:

  • Families of critically ill or injured patients
  • Families of any sick child or neonate
  • Patients and their families who are scheduled for early morning procedures where travel distance is burdensome

How much does it cost?
Unlike a hotel, no one will be asked for money up front. When our guests check out, they will be given an informational letter and a return envelope. We ask for a $30 per night donation, but we encourage you to send only what you can afford, or what you think is fair given the length of stay and circumstances.

How do I request a room?
Call (419) 251-6400 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. weekends and holidays to check on availability. All other times, call the Life Flight Dispatch office at 251-4668 to check on availability.

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Toledo, OH 43608
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