An area hospital is showing that a four-legged friend can sometimes be the best medicine.
Onslow Memorial Hospital has added therapy dogs to the staff.
Four-year old Hannah, a Golden Retriever, is part of the hospital's new program "Welcome Waggers."
The program is designed to make the stay for patients more comfortable, enhance long and short term memory, provide exercise, reduce anxiety and support the overall healing process.
Hannah works three days a week. The spirituality and wellness committee came up with the idea six or seven months ago and it is part of the service improvement program.