Hospitals and their staff are well-trained for any emergency or surprise. They have to act calmly and decisively in any situation. They don’t have the luxury to be complacent and hesitant; they have to work fast and with precision. But what if they are faced with a situation that they have never encountered before? A situation that they have not trained for.
Imagine the surprise of the pharmacist of St. Luke’s Anderson Campus Hospital When she saw two Pit Bulls just casually strolling in front of her counter. More often than not, pharmacists are not briefed about situations like this. So her reaction was pretty understandable.
Just walking around
St. Luke’s Anderson Campus Hospital prides itself as being a highly patient-friendly and accessible hospital. But they haven’t really made the transition to a pet-friendly one. Nevertheless, the hospital had two unexpected guests that calmly strolled into their facility, and their cameras caught their every step.
The footage started showing two Pit Bulls casually going through the automatic doors. They went straight to the lobby going to one of the corridors. Right behind them is a woman who seems baffled at what she just witnessed. Off-camera, a man sees the friendly dogs and tries to lead them out the door where they went in.
As soon as they were in the lobby, the two dogs decided their visit is not done yet. They wandered off to another corridor, which leads to the pharmacy. Meanwhile, people in the lobby are confused about what’s happening.
The two dogs have now entered the pharmacy and are running on its hall. The pharmacist behind the counter hears the small footsteps, but she doesn’t see anyone. The two dogs run back and forth, and that’s when she realized there are dogs there. She runs toward the back of the pharmacy and probably asked for help.
Soon after, security came in and gave the dog some water to drink. They put a leash in their neck and led them outside the hospital. Soon, they were returned to their owner. The hospital was so cool about what happened that they even posted the footage on their Facebook page. Check out their tour of the facility in the video below.
St. Luke's Anderson Campus is considered one of the most patient friendly and patient accessible hospitals in the region. And pet friendly? We had unexpected visitors at the Anderson Campus last week! Two dogs strolled into HomeStar Pharmacy in Anderson's Medical Office Building. Imagine our Pharmacists surprise when she noticed who was waiting to be helped! We are happy to report we were able to safety transport the dogs out of the hospital! The dogs enjoyed the accessibility and welcoming employees at St. Luke’s Anderson campus!
Posted by St. Luke's University Health Network on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Source: St. Luke’s University Health Network via Facebook