Wichita nurses cook for families at Ronald McDonald House

WICHITA, Kan. Wesley Healthcare nurse residents spent their Monday evening cooking for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

The women are newly graduated nurses in the Wesley Healthcare Nurse Residency Program, a program designed to mentor and train new nurses.

This is all under the Meal Prep Program at the Ronald McDonald House. The program is all volunteered based, so different groups of people can all come together and cook meals for the families on a daily basis.

Laurie Regehr, Wesley's Clinical Educator says this is a great opportunity for nurses to build relationships with the patients and their families.

"We just believe that its an awesome opportunity to extend our care beyond our walls of the actual hospital. We want to take care of patients, but we also want to care for the family as well."

Erin Holder, a mom who frequently stays at the Ronald McDonald house says this program makes her feel at home.

"The meal program is just phenomenal. Having all of these volunteers come and cook for us, and its always home cooked meals, its always really awesome."

Those interested in volunteering for the cause can find information to do so on the Ronald McDonald House website.