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'Paws' for Healing

Every week at South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital, some patients are visited by four-legged guests whose sole purpose is to brighten the patients’ day with some tail-wagging fun and unconditional loving attention.

Yorkshire terrier Dorothy, a crowd favorite with her wheels, Australian labradoodle Brewster and their owners have been specially trained through Therapy Dogs Inc. to visit patients in hospitals, nursing homes and special needs centers.

Baptist Health hospitals, through their Volunteer Services departments, offer pet therapy programs to support patients’ healing and well-being.

Healthcare that Cares

With internationally renowned centers of excellence, 13 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Baptist Health is an anchor institution of the South Florida communities we serve.