Meet Ayla, our 4 legged Therapists and the only medication with no side-effects!!!!
Ayla is a Golden Retriever Facility Dog, who works alongside her facilitator and handler, Stacy Cook, Animal Assisted Therapy Coordinator, in the Neshoba General Hospital and Nursing Home.
As a fully trained service dog, Ayla currently knows 44 commands aimed at helping people become more independent in therapy as well as in their home and community.
You'll recognize her in her vest, CCI badge and collar.
About Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
Volunteers are key to CCI's success. All puppies are born close to CCI's headquarters to breeder dogs and are raised by volunteer families until 18 months of age. The dogs then attend a nine-month Advanced Training course.
The first two weeks of Advanced Training, dogs are screened, undergoing x-rays and medical test as well as tests to evaluate their temperaments. Some dogs are released at this point due to medical or temperament problems. The others continue their training. Read more...
Neshoba County General Hospital and Anderson Regional Medical Center Announce Formal Affiliation
Beginning on July 18th, 2011, Neshoba County General Hospital - Nursing Home enters into an affiliation with Anderson Regional Medical Center. This affiliation stems from the common objective of providing compassionate, efficient and effective healthcare to the people of central Mississippi. Through mutual cooperation, the healthcare expertise, services and programs of Anderson Regional will now be allied with the healthcare expertise, services and programs of Neshoba General in such a manner that the patients and communities served by Neshoba General and Anderson Regional can benefit from the provision of optimum healthcare services at both organizations.
Neshoba County General Hospital-Nursing Home does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy, contact: Roger Cole, Compliance Officer @ 601-663-1200 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.