Hospital Thrift Store moves to Switchpoint

ST. GEORGE— After 23 years, the Hospital Thrift Store, currently located on St. George Boulevard, will be transitioning to the new Switchpoint Thrift Store at 935 N. 1300 West in St. George, a mutually beneficial move for both the Intermountain Foundation of Dixie Regional Medical Center and Switchpoint.

Hospital Thrift Store, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare's Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George News
Hospital Thrift Store, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare’s Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George News

The Hospital Thrift Store has filled a needed role in the community by assisting the underserved with affordable goods. The Intermountain Foundation and numerous hospital volunteers have operated the shop (originally known as Repeat Performance) since October 1992.

“The Foundation of Dixie Regional Medical Center greatly values the community support,” said Glenna Beyer, regional chief development officer for the foundation, “contributors, loyal customers, and many volunteers who made the thrift shop possible.”

The primary role and mission of the foundation, according to its Web page is to cultivate gifts that can significantly extend the resources of Intermountain Healthcare, improving patient care and supporting facility development to better provide for those in the community.

By transitioning the Hospital Thrift Store to Switchpoint, Intermountain’s news release said, the hospital foundation will be better able to focus on its mission and provide more health-centered support programs such as community case management, school-based clinics and mammograms for the underinsured.

The foundation will focus on what it does best, the news release said, while helping Switchpoint do what it does best.

Switchpoint Community Resource Center opened in 2014 bringing together many major services for those in need all under one roof. Recently, center personnel expressed a need to open a thrift store to add to the many other services it offers.

“The excitement level is high in response to the opening of a Switchpoint Thrift Store,” Switchpoint Resource Center Executive Director Carol Hollowell said. “It fits well with our mission to provide wraparound services all in the same location. The new thrift store will provide hands-on job training, creating value and empowering those most in need of affordable items.”

Hours of operation, how to donate

  • Hospital Thrift Store, 76 W. St. George Boulevard – open through March 31
    • Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Closed Saturday-Sunday
    • Accepting donations of goods through March 18 | Tax receipts for charitable donation provided
    • All remaining merchandise and fixtures will be transitioned to Switchpoint when the store closes
  • Switchpoint Thrift Store, 935 N. 1300 West – now open
    • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Closed Sunday
    • Accepting donations of goods | Tax receipts for charitable donation provided
    • After-hours drop off at Switchpoint Community Resource Center across the street
    • Telephone 435-632-1372 for more information or to schedule a pickup for donations

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1 Comment

  • Roland March 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    “By transitioning the Hospital Thrift Store to Switchpoint, Intermountain’s news release said, the hospital foundation will be better able to focus on its mission and provide more health-centered support programs such as community case management, school-based clinics and mammograms for the underinsured.”

    That poorly-written PR line makes it sound like the Thrift Store was preventing the Foundation from fulfilling those goals. The Thrift Store repeatedly brought in over 100K (net–after all expenses) per year. Despite gifting the business to Switchpoint, I think disposing of a well-established, 23-year old, successful, highly-viable, revenue-producing enterprise…in an excellent visible landmark location no less…is a very short-sighted decision by the Foundation but I hope I’m proved wrong.

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