Aug 15, 2023 Meet Bear, Children’s Specialized Hospital’s New Therapy Dog


Children’s Specialized Hospital, part of the RWJBarnabas Health Children’s Health network, is welcoming its newest facility therapy dog, Bear, to its Toms River Long Term Care facility. CSH’s fourth full-time dog, Bear, is a nearly 2-year-old Golden Retriever whose first day on the job will be Aug. 23. He will work with his handler, Heidi Spiegel, a board-certified behavior analyst, to provide special “dog therapy” to residents, their families, and staff members, according to CSH. Read more at