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The History of Pensacola House

In 1981, Dr. Reed Bell, who was Director of Pediatric Services at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, initiated the quest to build a “Home-Away-From-Home” for families of hospitalized children. After making an inquiry through McDonald’s local agency, a feasibility study was conducted by the National Ronald House Advisory Board, with local McDonald’s restaurants and Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital making the commitment to support the project.

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