Allina Health EMS therapy dog shows benefits of having dogs like him on the team

[WDIO-TV, January 19, 2024]

Bohdi, an Allina Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS) therapy dog, attended the 43rd annual Arrowhead EMS Association’s Conference at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in January. Haley Matula, Bodhi’s handler, explained why she believes every call center should have a therapy dog like Bohdi.

“He’s gone right up to people who he can sense had a difficult call. And they immediately tear up and cry. He’s been such a great asset to the team,” said Matula.

Bohdi is one of the three Allina Health EMS therapy dogs that provide comfort and support the mental health and well-being of EMS employees. WDIO shared a glimpse of Bodhi’s work at the conference in Duluth MN.

Posted on January 19, 2024 in Allina Health EMS

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