Ronald McDonald House Not Admitting New Families, Closes Family Room

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Effective March 21, the Ronald McDonald House were asked to halt the admission of new families into Ronald McDonald Houses and to close the Family Room and Care Mobile programs for at least 21 days. Families currently residing in House programs may stay as long as they are well enough to visit their hospitalized patient.

Officials said they are in daily contact with hospital partners and local health authorities who are closely monitoring the dynamic situation of COVID-19 and will continue to act carefully to ensure all precautionary steps are taken.

Please contact Tonya West about Wish List donation(s) specifically or if you are interested in donating a restaurant-prepared meal. The needs may change day-to-day.

For more information, and to read more about the urgent needs of the House, click here.


Children's Hospital Honors 459 Child Abuse Victims

Blackburn Urges FDA To Respond To Critical Drug Shortages

Rock Steady Boxing For People With Parkinson's Comes To Ringgold


Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is honoring victims of child abuse with blue pinwheels at the Kennedy Outpatient Center during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every April, Children’s Hospital ... (click for more)

Senator Marsha Blackburn is urging the Food and Drug Administration to address shortages of drugs used to treat patients with lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used to treat ... (click for more)

Rock Steady Boxing, an exercise program based on training used by boxing pros and adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease, will now be available in the north Georgia area. The program involves ... (click for more)




Living Well

Children's Hospital Honors 459 Child Abuse Victims

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is honoring victims of child abuse with blue pinwheels at the Kennedy Outpatient Center during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every April, Children’s Hospital and other organizations across the nation install pinwheel gardens to raise awareness of the prevalence of child abuse. Each pinwheel represents a child abuse case treated at Children’s Hospital ... (click for more)

Blackburn Urges FDA To Respond To Critical Drug Shortages

Senator Marsha Blackburn is urging the Food and Drug Administration to address shortages of drugs used to treat patients with lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used to treat autoimmune diseases like lupus, are currently being used as treatment for COVID-19. “We should not be facing a choice between treating lupus and COVID-19,” said Senator Blackburn. “We ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Georgia Coronavirus Cases Now Over 10,000; 369 Deaths

Georgia state health officials said Wednesday evening that another seven people have died from the coronavirus since Wednesday morning, bringing the total to 369. The confirmed cases are now over 10,000, at 10,189, up from 9,156 on Tuesday. Officials said 2,082 have been hospitalized in Georgia with the deadly virus - up from 1,899 on Tuesday. Whitfield County remains ... (click for more)

Kathy Lennon Pulls Out Of School Board Race Just After Qualifying, Leaving Marco Perez As Only Candidate

Kathy Lennon, County School Board member from Signal Mountain, on Thursday morning withdrew her name from the upcoming election. That leaves Marco Perez as the only candidate for the District 2 post. Mr. Perez, of Signal Mountain, is a business coach. He is CEO of Relife Strategies and previously was vice president of operations for Launch Chattanooga. He is also the co-owner ... (click for more)

Opinion

Joe Smith: I'm In Rhonda Thurman's Corner

I didn’t sleep well last night. It was one of those times when this old boxing coach was in a 10-round boxing match in my spirit. So many people are hurting right now. I have friends that have lost their jobs and are struggling to feed their families. My 11-year-old grandson tells me, “Pops I want to go to school.” I miss Sunday morning worship with my pastor and church family. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Shattered Nurses

At the massive Detroit Medical Center Sinai-Grace Hospital on Sunday the night-shift emergency room nurses came in, went to the break room, and staged a “sit in.” This wasn’t about pay; it was about mismanagement. After four hours of bantering back and forth, the sit-in nurses were told “either get to work or get out!” The nurses got out. And why? “We had two nurses the other ... (click for more)