They’ll reunite at new facility in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI — A southwestern Ohio hospital soon will be welcoming the furry, four-legged friends of children who face long hospital stays.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center broke ground last week on a Family Pet Center. Hospital officials said they think the center will be the country’s first hospital-based facility to reunite kids and their pets.
The center will be open to children battling cancer and others with other serious medical conditions.
John Perentesis, executive co-director of the hospital’s Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, said pets can be “very therapeutic” to patients.
He said the pets will bring joy, comfort and a positive mindset to ailing children.