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Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family.

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Prisma Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Pet therapy at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

Research has shown that the presence of a well-trained dog can lessen the physical and psychological stress of children.

Being in close proximity to a calm and gentle dog can help reduce a child's heart rate and blood pressure. With a dog by their side, children have been noted to demonstrate less behavioral, emotional and verbal distress when involved in potentially stressful activities.

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