Ronald McDonald House opens at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville

Posted: January 1, 2017 at 3 a.m.
Updated: December 28, 2016 at 2:29 p.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Rob and Amanda Yates of Rogers take a look around Thursday with their daughter Mollie after the opening of the Ronald McDonald House on the fifth floor of Washington Regional Medical Center’s new Women and Infants Center in Fayetteville. The Yates family spent 23 days at the Ronald McDonald House in Rogers. The program gives families of sick children a place to stay for free while the sick child undergoes treatment.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Amanda Yates had a package of Pop-Tarts in hand when she toured the Ronald McDonald House at Washington Regional Medical Center recently.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma raised $1.03 million in the past seven months for the Washington Regional Ronald McDonald House. Nearly $120,000 of the total raised was through in-kind gifts.

Several naming opportunities remain. Call (479) 756-5600 or email Stephanie Medford, president and CEO, at or Leah Jones at to make a donation.

Source: Staff report


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkhoma board

• Greg Lancelot, chairman

• Michael Hadley, vice chairman

• Melissa Udouj, secretary

• Charlie Brown, treasurer

• Bill Mathews

• Stephen Kilpatrick

• Eric Pianalto

• Jim Hadley

• Susan Pruitt

• Walter Mathews

• Daniel Barnes

• John Hadley

• Bette Mathews

• Fidel Samour

Source: Staff report

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