Our Relationship with the Medical Community

Helping families access healthcare in the Fort Worth area.

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In order to improve the health and well-being of children coming to the Fort Worth area for medical care, RMHFW relies on strong partnerships with the medical community – relationships that have been nurtured and have grown since 1981.

Because of our strong medical partnerships, we can address health care needs for children and families through:

  • A “home-away-from-home” in one of our 57 family guestrooms in our 55,000 square foot House, located within walking distance to Cook Children’s Medical Center, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center.
  • The Ronald McDonald Family Room located within Cook Children’s Medical Center.
  • The Day Program provides opportunities for individuals not staying at the House to visit, relax and grab a meal at our facility.
  • The Hospitality Cart program offers items to visitors at Cook Children’s Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White All Saints making it easier for family members to stay near their sick child.


Medical professionals contribute to RMHFW in a variety of different ways:

  • Our partnership with the local hospitals’ social workers is vastly important as they help families get connected and referred to RMHFW.
  • They serve on Board committees.
  • They provide space within Cook Children’s Medical Center for our Ronald McDonald Family Room.
  • They assist with operating costs and donations of in-kind services.
  • They volunteer their time and services with House programs.


This kind of critical support enables us to expand our program capacity and help change children’s lives.

Video: Why is RMHFW a HUGE help to families with ill or injured children?

Neonatologist Dr. Chad Barber, MD explains in the video below why RMHFW is a huge help for families with ill or injured children. He is currently the Associate Medical Director of the NICU at Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth, and is also an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.