CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital to unveil new retail service line

The new CHRISTUS St. Patrick Healthy Living retail shops will open on July 31, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. This newest service line includes the Healthy Living Marketplace and Coffee Café in the main lobby of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, and GiGi's Fitness Center Pro Shop at the GiGi's Nelson Road location.

The Marketplace will provide exclusive health and wellness products such as CHRISTUS Health pharmacy-grade vitamins, as well as aromatherapy, spa, and mineral make-up products. The adjacent Coffee Café will offer a variety of healthy snacks and specialty chocolates, as well as gourmet coffee, specialty drinks, and unique gift items. GiGi's Pro Shop will carry an array of products geared toward health and fitness needs.

Angela Van Norman, Regional Retail Manager at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital says that she looks forward to the marketplace serving the entire area.

"The products and services we'll provide in the new marketplace will be valuable not only to our patients and their families, but our entire community," Van Norman says. "It will be a special place, and we believe our service will be worth the trip."

VanNorman says that the service doesn't stop there. Money made from marketplace purchases will help support the CHRISTUS mission and contribute to new facilities, technology and services right here in Southwest Louisiana.

"Our customers can shop with a mission, and rest in the fact that as they purchase our health products or enjoy a cup of coffee, they're also doing something to give back to their own community," Van Norman says.

The hours of operation for the Healthy Living retail stores are:

Coffee Café:
Weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.                     
Weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.                      
Weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

GiGi's Pro Shop:
Weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.                             
Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                             
Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.