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RMC Welcomes Therapy Dog

There’s a new fuzzy specialist on staff at RMC in Manchester.

Jo Schreck, volunteer therapy dog handler, has a new friendly face to bring to see patients. Hannah, a golden retriever, is a Certified Therapy Dog that comes to RMC. She helps to provide comfort and enjoyment to anyone who meets her. 

During their visits, Hannah is restrained on a leash and supervised by the handler at all times. Pet therapy can have a positive effect on patients as they are coping with health issues. 

Potential benefits include reduction in areas of pain, stress, fatigue and depression. Pet therapy is a free and optional service for inpatients at the hospital.

Any questions about Pet Therapy Services at Regional Medical Center may be directed to Jody Hatfield at 563-927-7581.

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