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  • Sunday, November 19, 2023 6:15 PM
    Message # 13281434

    Hi! I recently became the  Director of Volunteer and Guest Services at Children’s of Alabama. Our gift shop just underwent a change in software as well as being asked to move all purchasing under the hospital system of Infor. I am being told this is due to our nonprofit status. I’m looking for information on the below questions.

    1. If your hospital is a non-profit is your gift shop auxiliary run, run by the hospital, or run by a 3rd party ?

    2. If ran by the hospital, are you required to go through purchasing? 

    Any other thoughts or advice welcomed too!

  • Friday, January 05, 2024 2:26 PM
    Reply # 13297588 on 13281434

    Dear Joy,

    I have run (3) hospital gift shops that were all run under the healthcare systems 501 c (3) nonprofit certification. In my experience no gift shop purchasing has been under the hospitals purchasing department.  However, if the hospital purchasing system is designed/tailored to acommodate the retail industry, it may work.

    Feel free to reach out to me for more info. Lilly Stamets, CAHHS Retail SME 415-533-5944 m

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