A Child’s Best Friend
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is proud to announce the arrival of its first-ever facility dog, Parks, a 2-year-old male Labrador retriever from Canine Companions.
Parks joined the hospital’s child life team to bring healing, comfort and fun to chronic and critically ill patients, their families and team members. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer received Parks at no cost from Canine Companions.
Canine Companions facility dogs undergo a two-year extensive and specialized training where they learn more than 45 commands that allow them to interact with and calm patients and staff appropriately. They can also perform helpful tasks, such as pulling toy wagons, pushing drawers and retrieving items.
Please enjoy the national news stories about this team.
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