FULLY STOCKED   The Atrium at Olney Hamilton Hospital is the facility s brand new gift shop, which is set to have its grand opening Monday, July 15. A
FULLY STOCKED The Atrium at Olney Hamilton Hospital is the facility s brand new gift shop, which is set to have its grand opening Monday, July 15. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. The shop is fully stocked with gift items, snacks and necessities useful to patients, family members and the general public. (At left) Hospital Auxiliary member Dalia Perez (right) shows fellow member Doris Clanahan how to run the cash register during a soft opening the week of July 8. ((Photos by Mindi Kimbro))

After years of planning and hard work by members of the Hamilton Hospital Auxiliary, a brand new gift shop is up and running at Hamilton Hospital. The Atrium at Olney Hamilton Hospital is located in the main lobby, near the business office, and will have its grand opening on Monday, July 15.

“We’ve been talking it over for a couple of years, from the decision to have a shop to when they started working on it a few months ago,” Judi Winslow, auxiliary president, said. “People have been asking when we were going to have one for four or five years, so it’s been a while in coming.”

The project really got off the ground, according to auxiliary member Sharon Lucas, when the Hamilton Hospital Foundation was contacted for support and gave the project the green light. From there, it was all about finding space for a roomy shop in what turned out to be a fairly crowded area of the hospital.

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