Therapy Dogs Visit Emergency Room Nurses At Saint Francis

Thursday, October 14th 2021, 5:40 pm
By: Kristin Wells

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Emergency room nurses at Saint Francis got some special visitors Thursday.

Therapy dogs from Paw Pals came to the hospital to help them destress. Saint Francis said the latest surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations is taxing on nurses, and pet therapy has had some positive effects.

“We want to provide support for our staff in any way that we can, and this is just one of those ways we can offer that support,” Executive Director Mary Johnson said. “We will do it as long as it is needed and warranted and helpful.”

Saint Francis said the therapy dogs also visit nurses in other areas of the hospital