Salt Lake City, UT - Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of the Intermountain Area will launch a new Hospitality Cart program within Ogden Regional Medical Center at 9:00am on June 28th. Staffed with volunteers and stocked with donated items for pediatric patient families free of charge, the RMHC Hospitality Cart will include personal care items (shampoo, hand sanitizer, lotion) donated by Grand/Little America, healthy snacks (yogurt, fruit, milk and juice) donated by McDonald's® as well as books, journals, and family games to offer respite support for patient families.

The RMHC Hospitality Cart launch continues a long partnership between RMHC and Ogden Regional Medical Center to keep families close to their children as they undergo treatment by providing care, comfort and resources.

A brief program and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 28th in the Ogden Regional Medical Center lobby at 9:00am, 5475 S. 500 E., Ogden. Mark Adams, CEO for Ogden Regional Medical Center and Carrie Romano, RMHC CEO will offer the ceremonial ribbon cutting and be available for interviews.

The Ronald McDonald House is a 60,000-square-foot "home-away-from-home" that offers 72 rooms for families of hospitalized children receiving pediatric treatment. Last year the Ronald McDonald House welcomed 3,827 guest families traveling far from home to access needed -- and often life-saving -- specialty pediatric medical treatment. Over 20% of these families came from the Northern Utah region.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Intermountain Area surrounds families with the support they need to be near and care for their seriously ill or injured children. We provide a home-away-from-home to ease daily burdens and empower families of hospitalized children with meaningful experiences and quality time together.

www.ronaldmcdonaldhouseutah.org. Deliver donations to Ogden Regional Medical Center, C/O RMHC Hospitality Cart.