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Integrated Therapies

Heeling Partners/Pet Visits

Heeling Partners   

A few of our volunteers are notable for their outgoing attitudes and cold noses.

Our Heeling Partners Program includes as many as 20 volunteer dogs of all types, sizes and breeds who make regularly scheduled visits to patients.

Medical professionals are becoming aware of the therapeutic and soothing effects animals have on patients.

A growing number of clinical studies are proving that animals contribute to physical health, including lowered blood pressure, reduced anxiety levels and even better survival rates for people with heart disease.

In acute care settings where patients may be anxious, touching a warm, furry animal can be a calming experience. 

If you'd like a special visit from one of our canine volunteers, simply ask your nurse.



Heeling Partners

 

: :  Pets and Patients: Rx For Health

: :   Qualify to be a Heeling Partner

: :  Healthy Reasons To Have A Pet
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