BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Tufts Medical Center has announced a very important four-legged employee has joined the team; Bob, the hospital's first service dog for children.
Marybeth Williams is the Executive Director for Patient Care and Services for Tufts and its floating hospital for Children. She introduced Bob the Golden-Doodle to reporters on Wednesday, which is International Dog Day.
Bob's new full-time job is to comfort the patients at TMC's Floating Children's Hospital, and to help ease their stress and anxiety during treatment.
Bob was donated to the hospital by Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation, as part of the Dogs For Joy Program, which has granted 15 full-time pediatric service dogs to over a dozen children’s hospitals across the country.
"These highly specialized dogs are full-time in-residence service providers, who help ease anxiety and reduce stress for young patients and their families," said Dunkin'. "Meet Bob, a two-year-old Golden-Doodle joining the ranks at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center."
Multiple high-ranking sources confirmed Bob is a very good boy.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal reports:
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