Medical Properties Trust Commemorates Dining Room & 2nd Floor at RMHCA

Dining Room Rendering

Medical Properties Trust, headquartered in Birmingham, knows the importance of healthcare, not just in our community, but everywhere. They work hard to bridge the gap between the growing demand for high-quality healthcare and the ability to deliver it in a cost-effective manner. They also have firsthand knowledge of the high demand for pediatric healthcare and the need for family-centered care at pediatric specialty centers. The Ronald McDonald House provides a key component of that family-centered care offering convenient access to medical facilities when and where it is needed most.

When Ed Aldag, President and CEO of Medical Properties Trust heard of the unmet demand for rooms at the Ronald McDonald House in town, he wanted to know how his company could help. “Supporting a charity like the Ronald McDonald House is important to Medical Properties Trust. We are well aware of the wonderful work done by this organization and we are pleased to be able to donate toward the Healing  Together campaign.”

Medical Properties Trust has pledged $500,000 toward the Healing Together campaign and commemorated the new wing’s 2nd floor and the Residents’ Main Dining Room. Common areas, like the Residents’ Dining Room, are critically important for the families. Medical Properties Trust’s gift will allow the new dining room to accommodate the additional families while still incorporating the family style atmosphere that is so loved in our current dining room. And of course, the primary benefit of the expansion is the growth of guest rooms from the current number of 41 to a total of 73.

Through the partnership with Medical Properties Trust, we also got to know Emmett McLean who now serves as the Healing Together campaign Major Gift Co-Chair. We asked Emmett about his involvement, “Serving as the Major Gift Co-Chair has been extremely rewarding. There are many worthy charities in the Birmingham area but I feel especially fortunate to have the opportunity to assist in raising funds for the expansion of the Ronald McDonald House. I have admired the work of this organization for a number of years and now I can say that I am helping them make a difference for a much larger number of families with critically ill children.”

In order to break ground in early 2017 as planned, funds are still needed. Those who wish to donate toward the Healing Together campaign can contact Kathy Robson, RMHCA’s Director of Development at or (205) 638-7258. You can also learn more or give online at