Adopt a Room
Hospital rooms became the new normal for the Koenig family; Nicholas spent nearly two years of his life living in the hospital. There truly is no place like home. And sometimes, home looks a lot different than many of us wish it did.
When you contribute toward adopting a room at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, you are helping families feel at home so they can focus on what matters: the hope and healing of critically ill and injured kids.
The ability to make a hospital room private, customized, and safe better promotes health and healing. These rooms become a sanctuary. They offer family-centered design, smart-room technology, and the research to make it the best place to fight, heal, and recover.
- Adopt-A-Rooms are 35 percent larger than national standards and provide the privacy, comfort, and infection control that critically ill children need.
- In-room video conferencing helps patients stay connected with family, friends, and school.
- Advanced technology in each room helps to increase a child’s sense of normalcy, while improving treatment and recovery participation.
Meeting families' needs
Every Adopt A Room includes these family-friendly features:
- A large-screen television, computer, video conferencing, and a bedside console that lets patients control almost all of the amenities.
- Comfortable sleeping accommodations for two family members and ample storage.
- A table for sharing a meal or time together and a mini-kitchen, with a microwave and mini-fridge.
How can I adopt a room?
- Donations of any amount go toward the room adopted by Nicholas P. Koenig HERO Foundation, as they’re currently enrolled in a five-year plan to fund the adoption.
- Individuals, families, or groups can honor someone special in their lives by sponsoring their own Adopt-A-Room for $200,000. (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit rooms, which require less customization, can be adopted for $100,000.) Both options are payable over five years.
- Many companies adopt a room through a five-year plan, hosting fundraising events that build a sense of community within their employees.