Surprise Visit From Therapy Dogs
May 15, 2020
Caregivers at Intermountain Medical Center got a surprise visit from some animal friends as they continued to work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Intermountain Therapy Animals visited the hospital on Thursday to say thank you, give staff members a break and help relieve a little bit of stress, officials said.
Therapy dogs are normally a common site around the hospital throughout the year. But due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions, they have not been able to do their usual visits.
The visits were part of caregiver appreciation week, which health officials said was happening at Intermountain facilities statewide.
Handlers and staff wore masks and sanitized their hands before and after petting the dogs.