A Colorful Career

Many employees and visitors of St. Anthony’s notice the handiwork of Helen Willcut as they pass by the gift shop on any given day. Many buy her colorful flower arrangements to bring cheer to a patient, spouse, co-worker or to simply bring beauty to their own table setting.

With a cheerful smile and calm disposition, Helen combines beautiful flowers into stunning arrangements. “I like creating floral arrangements to cheer people up or comfort them when situations call for a little extra care,” said Helen.

As a floral designer for more than 30 years, 18 of those years at St. Anthony’s, Helen knows the ins and outs of the floral business. As head floral designer for St. Anthony’s Gift Shop, Helen’s duties include ordering the best flowers and plants available, overseeing deliveries, prepping the flowers, taking customers’ orders in the shop and on the phone, making floral arrangements for customers and hospital functions, pricing the arrangements, preparing the delivery list and helping out in the gift shop when needed.