The Compass – BSW Fort Worth Spring 2024

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Embarking on an exciting journey with our new four-legged companion

W elcome , Engle , to the team of compassionate caregivers at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth . The seventh facility dog within the Baylor Scott & White Health system , Engle is the first for the Fort Worth hospital .

In German , Engle means angel . It seems fitting , as Engle , the medical center ’ s “ angel ,” brings comfort and calm . She helps motivate patients , aids pain management and is a welcome distraction for patients , visitors and team members .
Made possible because of generous
Kathryn Omarkhail , a behavioral health clinician and Engle ' s primary handler , with Engle support of donors to the Baylor Scott & White All Saints Health Foundation , the new facility dog program is a unique form of non-medical support that can complement traditional medical treatments . According to a study in the National Library of Medicine , therapy dogs can provide individuals with increased control over their health and environment , enabling them to make healthier choices .
Engle , who turned two years old in January and is trained in more than 40 commands , was bred and raised by Canine Companions , Inc . Canine Companions is a nonprofit organization that trains and provides service dogs to adults , children and veterans with disabilities and facility dogs to health care , criminal justice and educational settings at no cost .
Prior to being placed at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth , Engle participated in an intensive six-month training program located on the campus of Baylor Scott & White Health — Kinkeade Campus in Irving . Baylor Scott & White opened the Irving facility in November 2015 as the first assistance dog training center campus connected to a healthcare system .
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Inside this issue

2 From the president
Focus on : Leadership
News , Projects & Campaigns
2 Special recognition
4 Beyond the Bag
5 Striking back to save more lives
6 Yadro Ducic , MD
7 Graduate Medical Education & Andrews Women ' s Hospital Updates
Chief Operating Officer Matt Malinak


8 Gift planning : Stocks