• ribbon cutting at The Children's Hospital at MUMC

    On April 11, 2013, The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open our newly renovated facilities. The improvements included:

    • Moving the pediatric special care unit to consolidate all pediatric general care areas on a single floor within MUMC.
    • Significant renovations in the pediatric intensive care unit, including the addition of six new intermediate care beds.
    • Upgrades to The Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center, including a new infusion room called “Matthew’s Place.” The room provides privacy and comfort for patients who require all-day infusion treatments. Three new exams rooms were also added and the nurses’ station was relocated to improve patient flow.
    • The new Ronald McDonald Family Room is a place where family members can take a break, eat, watch TV, rest, take a shower, and still be close to their child. For 25 years, Memorial has been home to the Ronald McDonald House, a place where out-of-town families can stay while their child receives treatment. The Ronald McDonald House is located across from Memorial’s main entrance, while the family room is inside the hospital.

    The total cost for the renovations was $2.7 million, and it was paid for entirely through philanthropy. Funds were provided by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The One Hundred, and the Next Generation – organizations dedicated solely to supporting The Children’s Hospital – as well as events such as the John A. (Jack) Kolbush Memorial Fund, the Lollipop Fund, the Kids Cash Classic golf tournament, and Patrick’s Ride. 

    Find out how you can help children in our region by making a tax-deductible gift to the Memorial Health Foundation.