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Facility Dogs

The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu

91-2141 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706

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Facility Dogs

Facility Dogs are available at The Queen’s Health System to bring cheer and help patients cope with illnesses through healing.

Scientific research has shown that a patient’s interaction with an animal can provide positive physical and emotional benefits. It can reduce stress levels and invoke a sense of well-being.

Benefits of this type of animal-assisted therapy include motivating patients to:

Our Facility Dogs and owners are trained and certified. The dogs brighten the day for just about everyone including patients, visitors and staff alike.

Queen’s partners with Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, a nonprofit organization that provides professionally trained dogs, free of charge, to children and adults with disabilities, hospitals, and courthouses. Each handler and dog are carefully matched and go through extensive training to ensure a successful and happy partnership!

Queen’s also employs comfort pets through Volunteer Services and is equipped with a K-9 Security Dog unit specifically at The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu campus.

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