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.