The Blount Memorial Auxiliary’s gift shop now is available online, providing patients, friends and family members with an easy way to show they care from anywhere.
The new online gift shop is accessible here and is the result of a recent partnership with California-based Hospital Gift Shop (hospitalgiftshop.com), the largest network of online health care shops with 750 direct hospital partners in the United States and Canada. Friends and family members can use this tool to easily send everything from flowers and get-well cards to balloons and gifts for a new baby to Blount Memorial patients.
“It’s really a chance to brighten a patient’s day,” said Blount Memorial director of Volunteer Services Connie Slingluff. “All gifts are delivered to the patient’s bedside, and many can be done the same day, including on weekends and holidays. If the patient goes home before the gift is delivered, we can make sure it gets to their home for them,” she explained. “It’s a great, handy way to let patients know you care, that you’re hoping for their speedy recovery or just that you’re simply thinking about them,” she added.
“We are very excited to partner with Blount Memorial Hospital,” said hospitalgiftshop.com president Jim Thomas. “With the addition of an online gift shop to their website, hospitalgiftshop.com will assist in connecting thousands of patients each year to their friends and family. Health care quality is becoming increasingly important in our world. By connecting more families to their loved ones through the hospital’s website we hope to bring a smile to more patients,” Thomas said.
The Blount Memorial Auxiliary is made up of more than 200 active volunteers who donate thousands of hours of their time each year to Blount Memorial Hospital, making them a crucial part of the Blount Memorial team. Every cent raised by the Auxiliary through vending machine sales, fundraisers and sales at the hospital gift shop – including the new online gift shop – is donated back to the hospital or its entities.
For more information about the Blount Memorial Auxiliary or to join the team, visit the Blount Memorial volunteer services department located on the hospital’s service level, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., or call 865-977-5609.
About Healthy Commerce, Inc.
A San Diego, California-based company with a mission to assist in improving the patient outcomes and satisfaction by connecting them to their loved ones and the products they need for comfortable recovery. Hospitalgiftshop.com provides an easy, three-step process for sending personalized flowers, gifts and care items to patients in over 8,000 hospitals across the United States and Canada. The gifts and products offered have been specially selected to address all hospital stays, from the birth of a baby to the treatment of an illness.