November 27th, 2011As Hospitals Struggle, Gift Shops Provide Spark by Making Money
by Rebecca Nappi
Spokane, WA – A shopper recently marched into the gift shop at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and asked: “Where are the clip-on ornaments?”
She was shown to the decorated Christmas tree, where she picked out several ornaments. She clips a $50 bill onto each ornament for everyone on her Christmas list.
The woman is not a hospital patient. She doesn’t visit anyone. She simply shops there, as if it were a “real” gift store.
Which, indeed, it is.