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Tag Archive | "Animal-Assisted Therapy"

NCH Seeks Lovable Dogs and Handlers to Expand Hospital’s Animal-Assisted Therapy

Northwest Community Healthcare’s (NCH) Animal-Assisted Therapy program is looking for more four-legged friendly volunteers and their handlers to help expand the popular program that aids patients during their recovery. Lovable canines and their volunteer owners have helped bring comfort and smiles to patients and visitors at NCH for seven years. A team consists of a […]

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NCH Leverages Olympic Fever and Social Media with Pet Therapy Dog “On Assignment”

Animal-Assisted Therapy is a proven method of improving a patient’s physical health by providing a higher level of emotional comfort while serving as a diversion from their illness. Visit to learn more about the Animal-Assisted Therapy program at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. The 2012 London Olympics will be the most social Olympics […]

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Northwest Community Hospital Seeks Dogs to Expand Animal-Assisted Therapy

Barbara Scharringhausen (left) and her Havanese, Tootsie Pop, visit a patient in the Ambulatory Infusion Clinic at Northwest Community Hospital. Animal-Assisted Therapy at Northwest Community Hospital has been met with great success since its launch in 2007. Now the Arlington Heights hospital is recruiting additional dogs and volunteer owners to expand the program.

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