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KRMC adds Ronald McDonald family room

By Rebecca Vogt, KCFW Reporter, rvogt@kcfw.com
Published On: Dec 03 2012 08:37:50 PM MST
KRMC adds Ronald McDonald family room
KALISPELL, Mont. -

Kalispell Regional Medical Center is adding a Ronald McDonald House family room to their facilities. The daytime use room will be a spot where families of patients under 21 years old receiving treatment can relax, surf the internet, and do laundry. Staff call it a home away from home.

Ronald McDonald House state board member Michelle Hadwin said it's been a long road trying to get the room approved but said the end result will be worth all their time and effort.

"It helps them [families] get through a crisis. It helps them be with other people who get it," said Hadwin. "They've gone through it, or they've seen it, or they volunteer there. It's just a great atmosphere. If you have to go through something traumatic it's a great place to do it."

The family room is currently under construction and should be completed by January 2013.