La French Shoppe - even the name inspires an image of a cute boutique perhaps located down a quaint French country lane. The distinctive gift shop is located in the main lobby of the French Hospital, and is indeed a cozy respite from the hustle and bustle of a modern medical facility. Visitors and staff alike are always welcome and find the store a fun, relaxing, and friendly place to slowly browse or quickly breeze through. Many are surprised at the unexpected boutique flavor and French décor full of interesting items.
La French Shoppe carries a wide variety of items: Gifts, flowers, jewelry, plush animals, notions, candy, new baby treats. Many items are unique and seasonally selected. The store is staffed by friendly knowledgeable hospital volunteers. The flexibility and convenience of an in-hospital place to shop is hard to beat, with a wide variety of gifts and other items for most occasions.
The proceeds from the La French Shoppe benefit hospital patients and staff through donations made by the French Hospital Medical Center Volunteer Guild. These donations have touched many areas of the hospital through new medical equipment, facility renovations and service support.