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“The product selection is more like a department store or specialty boutique than a typical hospital gift store,” said Marilyn Arace, the store’s buyer since the hospital opened. “We have garden décor, kitchen gadgets, jewelry and Michigan products — including Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.Who is the CEO of hospital gift shops?
Carrie Fleishman, vice president of Power Purchasing Plus, a network of more than 750 hospital retailers, feels such stores are evolving by looking and feeling like something beyond what some might think of in terms of a hospital store. “The face of hospital gift shops is changing. They are embracing their role as a destination,” Fleishman said.