Serres and Innokas Medical to support families with critically ill children by becoming sponsors of the Ronald McDonald House in Helsinki

Serres and Innokas Medical are delighted to announce family room sponsorship with Ronald McDonald House Charities in Helsinki. Ronald McDonald House provides a homelike place to stay for families with critically ill children receiving specialized medical treatment at the New Children’s Hospital in Helsinki. Serres and Innokas Medical are part of Paree Group Oy, a Finnish health tech company developing progressive solutions for tomorrow’s hospitals.

Every year, more than 400 families stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Helsinki, while their children receive first-rate care at the New Children’s Hospital. Serres and Innokas Medical are sponsoring one of the 14 guest rooms of the House for one year. Sponsorship helps offset the cost of operating the House, offering families a homelike place to stay close by their hospitalized child at a low cost.

By staying at the Ronald McDonald House families can focus on the health of their child while their child gets the best possible care – even if it’s hundreds of kilometres away from home.

The principle idea of the Ronald McDonald House is perfectly in line with what we aim to achieve with what we do: to help people focus where it matters when it matters the most. We do it by developing smart solutions around suction to healthcare professionals; the Ronald McDonald House does it by providing a safe place where families can focus on their child’s health. We are extremely happy that we can contribute to keeping families together and near the care they need,” says Mari Makkonen, Marketing Manager, Serres Oy.

Both Serres and Innokas Medical see the sponsorship as an opportunity to do more good together. This particular cause is also closely connected to what we do in our daily work too.  

“We see the ethical and moral ground for Ronald McDonald House Charities is super strong and there is also clear link to our business. With the high-quality medical devices and services Innokas Medical develop and manufacture, we can help people to live better and healthier life. Some of those devices can also be used for diagnosis and treatment of children whose families are supported and helped by the Charity. Through this partnership we’re able even more concrete way to feel how important and meaningful our every-day work at Innokas is,” says Elina Rautiola, Head of Marketing and Communications, Innokas Medical.

“Family room sponsorship is a very concrete and sustainable way to support the upkeeping of the room where family members sleep after a long day in the hospital. Our families’ daughters and sons benefit from the high-tech healthcare technology that Innokas Medical and Serres provide. It’s our honour to put our strengths together to help the children and families that need it the most,” says Katariina Schmidt, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The Finnish Ronald McDonald House Charity is a part of the International Ronald McDonald House Charities first founded in the US back in 1986. First Ronald McDonald House was opened in Philadelphia, US in 1974. Today, there are all in all 365 Houses in 44 countries and counting.



Mari Makkonen, Marketing Manager of Serres Oy, Katariina Schmidt, Marketing and Fundraising Manager of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Elina Rautiola, Head of Marketing and Communications of Innokas Medical in front of Ronald McDonald House in Helsinki.


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Room sponsorship includes a mounted plaque on the guest room wall in recognition of the donation.

Mari Makkonen
Marketing Manager
Serres Oy
+358 504 422 343

About Serres
Serres is the progressive leader in smart fluid management solutions around suction.  Through our solutions, we help healthcare professionals to succeed in their daily work. Our integrated Serres solution for fluid collection and disposal promotes safer, smarter and more sustainable fluid waste management in the hospitals. The new Serres Saga Fluid Management System is designed to manage large fluid volumes in the operating rooms improving efficiency, safety and patient care. Supporting over 60 000 operations a day, the Serres suction systems help healthcare professionals around the world to focus where it matters. 

Serres, a part of Paree Group Oy with 450 employees and annual turnover of 60 MEUR (2018), is a Finnish family-owned company. Our headquarters is in Finland and we serve our customers in 50+ countries with our global distributor network. For more information, visit our website at 

About Innokas Medical
Innokas Medical is a Finnish healthcare technology company founded in Oulu, Finland in 1994. Annual turnover is approx. 26M€. Innokas Medical specializes in design and product development, regulatory approvals and contract manufacturing of medical and IVD devices.  We’re also improving and completing the future of human centric healthcare by bringing technology, data and security to work together. Our ISO 13485 certificate and FDA registration make us the preferred co-creation partner for medical OEMs and healthcare providers all over the world.

Our clients include several leading brands in the field, such as GE Healthcare, Orion Diagnostica, Icare Finland and Philips Healthcare. We operate in three locations:  Kempele, Helsinki/Espoo and Tallinn. Innokas Medical is also a part of Serres Group Oy. For more information, please visit: