Pets give patients a paw-inspiring boost at St. Joseph’s

Hospital patients enjoy getting visitors, whether they’re friends, family, neighbors or church members. But sometimes it’s the visitors on four legs that bring out the biggest smiles. “Everybody enjoys a visit from a therapy dog,” said Ron Graff, whose Golden Retrievers, Journey and Jason, make weekly visits to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North on Van Dyke Road in Lutz. “I get comments from … [Read more...]

In Print: Journey’s hospital journey, along with Easter plans across the area

There's nothing faux pas about Journey's faux paw. The 5-year-old Golden Retriever was born without a left paw and uses a prosthetic to get around — especially to visit patients at St. Joseph's Hospital-North in Lutz. "Everybody enjoys a visit from a therapy dog," Ron Graff told reporter Michael Murillo. "I get comments from patients all the time that many of them are missing the pets … [Read more...]