Ronald McDonald Family Room in the News



Watch this segment on our Ronald McDonald Family Room located at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette! 

KLFY-TV 10 interviews Crystal Dubose, Director of Care Management at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital. The newly constructed Ronald McDonald Family Room within the walls of the hospital is a place of hope, peace and comfort. This room is truly a gift of love.

“It is a place of respite and a place of peace that allows our parents of the most fragile of children to be present,” she said.

The space is for families of pediatric or NICU patients. The house allows families to get away while still being close to their children and care teams in case of big decisions.

The private space is designed to replicate a home-like atmosphere. It features three private sleeping rooms, private bathrooms, a kitchen area, laundry area, and common room. All of these amenities are offered at no cost to the family.

Access to the family home is granted based on need. Social Workers determine if families require rooms whether it be due to lack of access to travel or living 25 miles or more away. After those referrals, it is a connection that is forged between Ronald McDonald House and those families.

In order to continue to provide this service to families, Ronald McDonald House depends on volunteers and donations. For more information about how to volunteer or donate, call (337)-470-4610 or email