ERIE, PA. (November 29, 2023) — Allegheny Health Network’s Saint Vincent Hospital hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Erie, Pennsylvania on Tuessday, November 28 to celebrate the Grand Opening of Lori’s Gifts Store #658.

Hospital administrators, staff, and volunteers joined with Lori’s Field Leaders to cut the red ribbon and welcome first-time guests to the gift shop. Karen Surkala, Chief Operating Officer of AHN Saint Vincent, shares her excitement: “We are thrilled to partner with Lori’s Gifts as our Gift Shop ally. The services they bring will benefit patients, employees, and visitors alike.”

The event was marked with special Grand Opening sales, games and prizes. David Mackenzie, Director of Operations at AHN Saint Vincent, said “We are very excited to partner with Lori’s Gifts to operate the gift shop at Saint Vincent Hospital. Lori’s mission and values align with AHN Saint Vincent’s to provide exceptional service to our patients and customers.”

Charles Penny, Lori’s Gifts District Manager, reflects on the warm welcome: “The teams at Saint Vincent Hospital have been exceptionally welcoming. You can sense the palpable enthusiasm and energy as we opened our doors for the first time.” A Lori’s Grand Opening is a carefully orchestrated event with many, many moving parts, and required top-notch communication and coordination between Lori’s and its newest partner. 

AHN Saint Vincent has served the greater Erie, Pa. region, and parts of New York and Ohio, nearly 150 years. Today, Saint Vincent provides access to obstetrical care, cardiovascular surgery, cancer care, emergency care, neurosurgery, diabetes care, orthopaedics surgery, and many other advanced specialties.