Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

Keeping Families Close

Iowa City, IA   |  https://rmhc-eiwi.org

Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois is a 501(c)(3) keeps loved ones close to children receiving medical care by providing support, rest, and nourishment.

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Ms. Shannon Greene

Main address

730 Hawkins Dr

Iowa City, IA 52246 USA

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EIN

42-1189783

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Faced with a child's illness, life stops overnight and parents enter a world of fear and worry. For parents who don't live close to the medical care their child needs, there's an added stress: Distance. Most families have to travel hours for treatment. Living expenses quickly add up. Long drives, lost jobs, worried siblings, sleeping in cars, being far from family and friends, these are extra burdens no family should have to experience.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City

The Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City provides a place for families to stay while their child (age 21 and under) is undergoing medical treatment at local hospitals and clinics. Any family traveling from at least 20 miles away is eligible to stay.
The House provides all basic linens, towels, and toiletries and all guest rooms have a private bathroom. A evening meal is provided as well as self serve breakfast, lunch and snacks for all families staying at the House. The common kitchen is stocked with food staples as well as left overs for families to enjoy. The House’s common areas include living room areas, quiet spaces, a game room and playroom as well as an outdoor playground, playhouse, and relaxing deck.

Population(s) Served

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms serve as a quiet rest area within a medical facility for family members of children that have been admitted to the hospital. The Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital is located on the second floor of the Women and Children’s Building at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital.

Population(s) Served

We’re proud to offer a Ronald McDonald Family Room on Level 3 of the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital! The Family Room includes new amenities designed to meet the unique needs of families with a patient in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PCICU/PICU)

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

RMHC-EIWI helps families with sick children stay close to each other and the care and resources they need, when they need it most.

The Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois serves these families by providing the comfort and amenities they need while their child recovers. Whether they are staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City, or one of our Family Rooms at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's in Cedar Rapids or the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, we keep families together when their child needs medical care.
The House provides all basic linens, towels, and toiletries and all rooms have a private bathroom equipped with a shower and toilet. A nightly home cooked meal is available free of charge to all families staying at the House. The House's common areas include a library, TV, fireplace, game room and toy room as well as an outdoor playground.

Parents of children receiving treatment at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids are now able to have all the comforts of home while remaining just steps from their child's bedside thanks to a new Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke's Hospital.

A Ronald McDonald Family Room can serve dual roles. Families from farther distances often welcome the opportunity to grab a quick snack or close their eyes without leaving the hospital. The Family Room also serves local families who may live nearby, but do not want to leave the hospital for a meal or a shower. The Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke's Hospital serves families of children being treated on the NICU Unit, Pediatric Unit, or Child/Adolescent Unit.

We're proud to offer a Ronald McDonald Family Room on Level 3 of the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital! The Family Room includes new amenities designed to meet the unique needs of families with a patient in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PCICU/PICU). Access to regular meals allows families to take care of themselves so they are better equipped to take care of their children. The meals also will provide some normalcy during a stressful time. The family room includes a kitchenette, dining area, and living room. A Ronald McDonald Family Room staff member will be on-site to assist families. The living room will include a TV with movie playing capabilities, reading materials, and toys.

At RMHC-EIWI, we strive to keep families close to the comforts of home. These include kitchen and laundry facilities, private rooms and baths, shared areas with space to socialize and play, and a home-cooked meal every night with self-serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks. We provide the basic necessities like fresh towels and toiletries, Wi-Fi internet access, fresh food and snacks to-go, so you can focus on what matter most: your family.

RMHC-EIWI welcomes all families with a child receiving medical treatment at a local hospital or clinic at the Ronald McDonald House and families using the correlated hospital services at the family rooms. No family is ever turned away due to an inability to contribute to their stay.

We recognize that a child's hospital stay may be unpredictable. Once a family is our guest, they are welcome to stay until 24 hours after the child is discharged from the hospital.

We are responding to the needs we see arise. In the last 3 years we have opened 2 new family rooms to respond to families needs that were not served by the Ronald McDonald House. We are also embarking on a feasibility study to determine the growth needs of the charity as we continue to see growing numbers on our wait list of families needing assistance.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We installed television sets in all guest rooms so families could relax after a long day at the hosptial.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

Board of directors
as of 9/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jamie Henderson

NxtBank

Term: 2018 - 2021

Dennis Gendron

McDonalds

Ben Logsdon

Build to Suit, Inc.

Kristin Solberg

Briarwood Health Care

Scott Soifer

McDonalds

Heidi Beals

Rockwell Collins

Jamie Henderson

NXT Bank

Nathan Koch

NXT Bank

Seth Friedman

University of Iowa Center for Advancement

Brent Hawkins

Hawkins Wealth Management

Ian Russell

Lane & Waterman LLP

Sean Beard

Business & Financial Strategies

Tracy Chambers

Atlantic Bottling Company

Janine Petitgout

University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No