History of RMHC Siouxland

The House That Love Built

In the late 1980’s, David Biorn, CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital saw a need for Ronald McDonald House to be built in Sioux City, providing support and a place to stay for the families of young Siouxland patients. With Biorn’s guidance, St. Luke’s partnered with Mercy Medical Center and Keith Petrie, the then-owner/operator of the Sioux City McDonald’s Restaurants, to build a Ronald McDonald House in Sioux City. The doors opened to the six-bedroom house on April 1, 1994, creating a place where any family is welcome regardless of income, distance traveled, or illness of child.

Since the day we opened our doors, board members, staff and volunteers remain solely committed to the goal and mission of the House.