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Children's Hospital & Medical Center welcomes new therapy dog

Posted: 2:21 PM, Dec 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-21 16:45:41-05
Children's Hospital & Medical Center welcomes new therapy dog

Omaha's Children's Hospital & Medical Center are welcoming a brand new member to their staff.

But instead of wearing a white coat, this staff member wears a fur one.

On social media, officials introduced the public to Sven.

Sven is the hospital's first ever resident facility dog.

He's a 40 hour a week employee trained to assist with specialized interventional therapies.

Officials say that Sven can help ease a child's fear and anxiety before a CT scan by either demonstrating the process or just by being there to comfort them.