“The Container Store is opening a location in Orlando!” I can remember hearing that from several of my friends and colleagues as the news began to spread about their new Orlando location opening in 2013. As a native of Atlanta, I remembered my visits to their Perimeter store. I was always amazed at the amount of organizational items they had and felt that no matter how organized a person you were, this place probably had just one more idea to make you even more organized.
When we opened Arnold Palmer Medical Center in 1989, one piece of advice from our namesake, Arnold Palmer, which we clung to that day was “Good will never be good enough.” This motivation has carried us for almost 25 years and was the driving force behind the opening of Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in 2006. Winnie Palmer Hospital was built on the principle that it would never look or feel like a hospital, that women could have their healthcare needs provided in a place that more closely resembled a 5-star hotel than a hospital, and that above all how you provide the service is ultimately what matters.
When The Container Store contacted us about partnering with them for the grand opening of their Orlando store, we knew that this would be a perfect match. Both of our companies pride themselves not only on the products or services we provide, but also what the customer experiences during that encounter. We knew that as much as the women of Orlando had an affinity for Winnie Palmer Hospital, they had an equal affinity for The Container Store and the organization the store brings to their busy lives.
Over the past six months, we have been proud to partner with The Container Store. From promotions to parties, all of the Winnie Palmer Hospital family has been excited to participate alongside one of the best corporate community partners in America. See photos from The Container Store’s Orlando Grand Opening Weekend here.
Now, with the first customer through The Container Store’s door and many more thousands that shopped during the opening weekend, we are very honored to have received a donation of $21,000 from our partner – 10% of their grand opening weekend sales!
These funds will go towards the expansion of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This unit gives the blessing of hope and healing to our tiniest babies. Each year the NICU provides care for over 1,200 babies and with our expansion, the NICU will be able to care for 142 babies at once, and will be the largest unit in country.
We are so thankful for this opportunity and grateful for The Container Store choosing to support the needs of the women and children we serve every day. With their support, we will continue on our journey of “Good never being good enough.”
Chad Phillips, Foundation Vice President, Arnold Palmer Medical Center