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Courtesy Seattle Swedish Hospital 

The Swedish Hospital in Seattle has hired its first canine employee.  

According to KRIO 7, hospital officials said the dog, Jared, will work in the Spiritual Care department with hospital chaplains.  

Jared knows more than 40 commands to help motivate and inspire patients.  

Hospital officials said Jared’s presences reduces anxiety, stress and lifts people’s spirits.