By Andi Bourne

A Home Away from Home – Keeping Parents and Children Together


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Seventy-five percent of the guests that stay at the Ronald McDonald House Missoula (RMHM) are families with infants in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Community Medical Center. Women with high-risk pregnancies who use the RMHM rose nearly 20 percent from 2014 to 2015.

MISSOULA - For a child to end up in the hospital can be a difficult thing for parents and loved ones. The challenge is compounded when the child is being treated in Missoula and the family lives outside the Missoula area.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Montana includes the Missoula House and Kalispell Family Room. The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Missoula (RMHM) is to provide a home away from home for families who have a pediatric patient under the age of 21 being treated at a Missoula hospital. Guests must live 40 miles or 40 minutes outside the Missoula area an...

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