HEAL­ING PAWS

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Lor­rel Boughton, a nurse in Chilton Hospi­tal’s Op­er­at­ing Room, pi­o­neered a new pet ther­apy ser­vice with her cer­ti­fied pet ther­apy dog, Brodie. They re­cently vis­ited pa­tients on a fourth-floor med­i­cal/sur­gi­cal unit who opted for the ther­apy, and then headed down­stairs to the Sur­gi­cal Ser­vices Wait­ing Room to ease anx­i­ety for vis­i­tors. Ac­cord­ing to Boughton, Brodie was “like a mag­net. Ev­ery­body in the hall­ways and lobby wanted to pet him.”

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