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Snuggle up with a dog for Valentine's Day

Lexington Medical Center hosting therapy dog stress break

Ditch the stress of Valentine's Day and focus on what really matters: dogs. 
And heart health.

Did you know dogs can be good for your heart?

Studies show a canine companion can help with everything from lowering blood pressure to reducing stress. 

Lexington Medical Center is hosting its annual “therapy dog stress break” tomorrow. Visitors and staff members can come to the hospital and spend time with furry friends on Valentine’s Day. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Community members are invited to the North Tower Atrium inside Lexington Medical Center Friday from 1 – 3 pm  to shake off some stress by petting a hospital therapy dog. 

Lexington Medical Center clinicians will be on hand to answer questions about how managing stress and finding relaxing activities can help our health. 

Visitors can also receive a free blood pressure screening.

Each of the dogs participating in the event is a certified therapy dog that visits patients at Lexington Medical Center’s main campus in West Columbia and Extended Care, the hospital’s skilled nursing facility in Lexington.



Mailing Address:
     PO Box 9 Lexington
     SC 29071
Street Address:
     131 Swartz Rd.
     Lexington SC 29072
Phone: 803-359-7633
Fax: 803-359-2936