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.

Promoting Healing

  • 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.

Do you want to help create space for hope and healing?

Help Adopt a Room