The Ronald McDonald Family Room

Stony Brook Children's Hospital Family Room

To provide extra support to families of hospitalized children, Stony Brook Children’s partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro to develop a Family Room to serve the needs of families who have a hospitalized child. The Stony Brook Children's Hospital space opened in August of 2013, and a family respite lounge was opened next to the NICU in 2022. These respite lounges gives families of hospitalized children a calm, restful place to unwind while remaining close to their child. The facility includes a fully stocked kitchenette, private showers, laundry facilities, and laptops with Internet access. 

You can help keep the Family Room stocked and ready for families by donating pantry items, cleaning supplies, kitchen and bathroom supplies or gift cards for local supermarkets. Learn more.


The NICU respite lounge creates a relaxed and homey environment, complete with wifi and TV.


Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro keep the kitchen fully stocked and make our families welcome.


A bathroom and laundry room are available to help families spending so much their time in the NICU.