Ronald McDonald House of Danville Cuts Ribbon on New Family Room Inside Hospital; Seeks Volunteers

Kevin Lanciotti, Ronald McDonald House of Danville Board President; Gloria Gerrity, Vice President of the Women’s and Children’s Institute for Geisinger Health System; Thomas Sokola, Geisinger Central Hub Chief Administrative Officer; and Michael Turlis, Ronald McDonald House of Danville Executive Director, cut the ribbon on the new Ronald McDonald Family Room inside the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital on June 27. (Photo courtesy of the Daily Item)

The Ronald McDonald House of Danville (RMHD) officially cut the ribbon on its new Family Room, located inside the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville on Tuesday, June 27. The area was created as an extension of the RMHD, which is adjacent to but in a separate building from the hospital, and to give parents of critically injured or ill children a place to stay while they are being treated just steps away in the children’s hospital. The room took approximately 10 months to complete after a fundraising drive kicked off last summer.

The room is scheduled to open for families of patients in early July. However, volunteers are needed to help assist in getting the area ready to house guests. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact RMHD volunteer coordinator Joan Williams at 570-214-1792 or by email

RMHD is in its 36th year of serving families in medical crises by providing them with a place to stay while their child is receiving care. It has served nearly 400,000 families in its nearly four decades. For more information, visit its website.