Gift of caring.
Dominique Rodriguez loves her job working in the HCMC Gift Shops. For her, it's more than just a place to sell cards, balloons, and flowers. The Gift Shop is a sanctuary where patients, families, and staff can go for a break from their day. "It is one of the least stressful places in the medical center for people." She plays a part in creating this comforting environment by making connections with her customers. She greets everyone who visits with a wave and a smile, and when they leave she always says, "Enjoy your day." She is also there when they need to talk or even get a hug to feel better. "I'm here to listen and offer a comforting hug."