We are proud to introduce our newest addition to our Healing Paws team at OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center. She’s so very gentle and will lift the spirits of any she meets.
Her name is “Precious”, a 4-year old Saint Bernard, who is an AKC Champion show dog. Precious is also CGC “Canine Good Citizen” certified and a certified therapy dog through Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Precious enjoys playing tag, tearing her toys apart, showing off in the show ring and training for her obedience work.
Specially trained therapy dogs and their owners will, visit the hospital to bring comfort to patients, reduce stress, anxiety, pain, blood pressure, while increasing patient social interaction and communication.
A visit from one of our therapy dogs can make a patients day. “I have seen the delight that our dogs bring to our patients”, says OSF Saint Paul Medical Center President, Jennifer Junis.
For more information on Healing Paws at OSF Saint Paul, please call Stacy Neill, Director of Quality and Safety at (815) 539-1614.