Near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
The Gatewood House opened it's doors in June 2008 and has served more than 6,800 families. In 2013, 1,498 families were served here. The Gatewood House replaced the first Atlanta Ronald McDonald House on Houston Mill Road. The Houston Mill House opened in 1979 and was the 4th Ronald McDonald House in the world.
The Gatewood House features sustainable design and a state-of-the-art immune suppressed wing.
The 60,871 square foot facility opened in June 2008 and was the second Ronald McDonald House in the RMHC system built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) specifications. The 50-bedroom House contains some of the most innovative features for a facility of its type.
The Carlos and Marguerite Mason Transplant Wing is specially equipped with 10 private, two-bedroom suites for the families of post-transplant children who have received heart, liver, kidney and blood and marrow transplants. The transplant wing is separate from the other 40 guests rooms to protect the children from exposure to infections.
The Gatewood House includes common family and support areas, a family kitchen and dining room, a family conference and teaching room, a family library and business center with computers, an arts and crafts/activity room and a family laundry facility.
Eco-friendly, sustainable design was key to the planning and construction of the House. Many of the materials were chosen because they were made from recycled products.
The Gatewood House is the second Ronald McDonald House in the world to receive LEED certification.
Directions to the Gatewood House
I-85 to Exit 89 North Druid Hills Road.
From I-85 South turn left off the exit ramp.
From I-85 North turn right off the exit ramp. Follow North Druid Hills Road to LaVista Road. (landmark - Dunkin Donuts on right.) Turn right onto LaVista Road.
Turn left at first light onto Houston Mill Road and follow Houston Mill Road over the bridge and around the curve.
Turn left onto N Gatewood Road NE and veer left onto Gatewood Road NE. The House is on the right side of the street.