New partnership will provide housing to families of sick children

A new downtown development will serve families in need at Presbyterian Hospital. 

The city has partnered with Ronald McDonald House to create a first-of-its-kind home for families with sick or injured children. 

The house will take up the entire third floor of the city’s up and coming Spring Hill Suites hotel. It’s part of a larger urban development plan on Cedar and Central across from Presbyterian Hospital. 

The development will also include a sky bridge from the hospital to the hotel, making life easier for families. 

“You know, not having that angst of leaving their kid while they’re in the hospital and be able to come over, get a quick meal, do a load of laundry, take a nap and be right there,” Ronald McDonald House CEO Jessica Wright said. “There’s a lot of studies that show how critical that is to the success of the kid.” 

The development as a whole is expected to create more than 500 jobs. 

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