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Service dogs visit Rose Medical Center to provide support to Colorado frontline workers

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Posted at 3:42 PM, May 20, 2020

DENVER — We all need a break from work every now and then – but that is especially true for frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

So, a pack of pups paid a visit to Rose Medical Center Wednesday to put a smile on the faces of some of Colorado’s hardest workers.

“We decided about a week ago to try to increase some of the good feelings because there’s starting to be a lot of polarization in the community,” said Susan Ryan, a physician in Rose’s emergency room. “There’s nothing but good that comes out of these dogs.”

Service dogs visit Rose Medical Center to provide support to Colorado frontline workers

Ryan is also the owner of one of the service dogs.

“I think it’s even more important now than it was a couple weeks ago because then, it was just this really intense time that we were really overwhelmed with the whole process,” she said.

Everyone who came by to pet a good boy or girl left with a smile on their face.

“This was amazing. Honestly, it’s been a rough few months with everything that’s going on, so just to have a little bit of puppy love and relief has been really awesome,” Mesha Aschlock said.

Nurses, doctors and registration workers all agreed it was the best day they’ve had in quite some time.

“We would love for this to happen every day.”