Needs grew... and so did we!
On June 5, 2012 we broke ground on a 20,000 square foot expansion project. On November 15, 2013 we cut the ribbon and celebrated the grand opening of the expansion and renovation project.
Designed by City Architecture and constructed by Regency Construction Services, the new wing added an additional 20,000 square feet on four floors, including 18 new guest rooms, a larger kitchen facility, an extended recreation room for families to gather and an expanded conference center available for community meetings. The renovations to the existing space upgraded all 37 original guest rooms, along with indoor and outdoor common areas, giving the entire House a fresh look.
The demand for service at RMH has grown significantly in recent years as a result of the increase in pediatric services offered at area medical centers. During the past four years, RMH has experienced unprecedented occupancy rates. In 2012, over 1,500 families were turned away due to lack of available rooms. With the addition of 18 new guest rooms, the House will be able to welcome 55 families each night, keeping them in close proximity to the hospitals while their sick child receives medical care.
To undertake this expansion and renovation project, RMH launched a $13.5 million capital campaign in 2012. In addition to the construction and renovation, the campaign will also provide funds for long-term capital improvements and build our endowment to help with increased operating expenses.
Architectural Renderings of the Expansion