Our new OCH Family Lounge is Open!

Buffalo, N.Y. (November 13, 2017) – Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) is thrilled to announce the opening of their new Family Lounge within the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH).

The Family Lounge, located on the new hospital’s fifth floor, will serve as an extension of RMHC of WNY – keeping families close within the walls of the OCH. The Family Lounge provides an area of peaceful respite within the hospital where families and caregivers can spend some quiet time, engage in conversation, enjoy a complimentary beverage and a snack, while remaining steps away from their child’s bedside.

To start, the Family Lounge will be open from 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, with additional hours in the future.

“For more than 33 years, the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House has existed to provide a home- away – from-home for families seeking pediatric health care at local medical centers,” said Sally Vincent, Executive Director, RMHC of WNY. “We are excited to expand the reach of the RMHC mission to support families of hospitalized children through our new Family Lounge. Now, in addition to the over 600 hundred families we serve each year through our Buffalo Ronald McDonald House, we will touch thousands of families each year through our Family Lounge Hospital Program.”