28 Days of Shopping Small: The Waynesboro Hospital Gift Shop

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Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of articles on where to “shop local, shop small” in and around Waynesboro.

WAYNESBORO—There’s a gift shop that may be Waynesboro’s best-kept secret—the Waynesboro Hospital Gift Shop—and it has a lot to offer.

“We have lots of gift ideas,” said Deb Kauffman, co-manager. “We have a kitchen section with oven mitts and spatulas. We have jewelry. We have a really nice selection of winter knit hats, gloves, scarves; stuffed dolls and teddy bears and we sell Melissa and Doug toys that are made in the USA.”

And those who just want to find some unique holiday décor will find options as well.

“We have holiday decorations and little candles and trees,” Kauffman said.

The unique thing about this gift shop is that it’s also a nonprofit and proceeds go to help meet patient-focused requests from hospital departments.

“We’re part of the Waynesboro Hosp Auxiliary,” Kauffman explained. “Any money we make, we give to the auxiliary, which gives it to hospital [departments] for their needs. In 2019 before COVID, we donated $45,000.”

Speaking of the pandemic, visitors can shop in the gift shop, but with some restrictions. “If you’ve been screened, you can come in. If you have business in the hospital, you can shop,” Kauffman said.

The Waynesboro Hospital Giftshop is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Hospital offers walk-in vaccines

To those who may be thinking about shopping at the gift shop, you can also get a COVID vaccine while there.

All Pennsylvanians ages 5 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. WellSpan is currently administering the Pfizer vaccine.

WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital offers walk-in hours for COVID-19 vaccines on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For those looking to get a vaccine at other times, a number of WellSpan Internal Medicine and WellSpan Family Medicine locations in the Waynesboro area are offering the COVID-19 vaccine for patients 12 and older, including WellSpan Family Medicine–Waynesboro, WellSpan Family Medicine–Mont Alto and WellSpan Internal Medicine–Waynesboro by appointment.

WellSpan Family Medicine –Waynesboro is also offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children ages 5-11.

As for boosters, WellSpan is also scheduling appointments for boosters at the Waynesboro locations. Anyone 18 years or older can receive a booster vaccine at least six months after completing their primary Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccination series, or at least two months after receiving their primary Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination.

Patients can schedule an appointment by calling our hotline at (855) 851-3641. Patients can also schedule online at WellSpan.org/COVID19 or by using their MyWellSpan account. Patients younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

A full list of COVID-19 vaccine locations can be found at WellSpan.org/COVID19Vaccine.