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Photo Release: Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Celebrates Grand Opening of New Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today celebrated the grand opening of the brand new Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Baltimore City. Since 1982, the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore has served as an extension of care for six area hospitals, including University of Maryland Medical Center, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Rubin Institute at Sinai Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute, and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. The new 60,000 square foot Ronald McDonald House will allow RMHC to serve thousands more children in Maryland as they undergo life-saving medical procedures.

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“The positive impact that the Ronald McDonald House has on the State of Maryland cannot be understated,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “Thanks to their selfless work, children, and families are able to find a home away from home while dealing with tough medical diagnoses and treatments. Having a place to get away where you’re greeted with a friendly smile, a warm meal, or even just a few hours to play and be a kid again, can really make all the difference.”

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The new Ronald McDonald House will serve approximately 55 families daily and 2,200 families annually. It includes 10 two-bedroom suites for bone marrow and transplant patients, 45 rooms for patients and families, a business center, an outdoor recreation area, a classroom, meditation room, and more.

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