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Operation Protective Edge Update: Hadassah Solidarity Mission
Hadassah National President Marcie Natan and a group of Hadassah leaders from the US flew to Israel on July 27 for a brief, but intense, tour of specific areas in Israel affected by Operation Protective Edge. They have visited the following places so far:
Hadassah On Alert: Operation Protective Edge
Wounded Israeli soldiers are being airlifted from Gaza to HMO’s trauma center in Jerusalem. Because of our world-renowned trauma physicians, the soldiers are alive and recovering.
President-elect and Jerusalem mayor visit wounded soldiers in Hadassah Hospital
In an act of solidarity with wounded IDF soldiers, President- elect Reuven Rivlin and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat visited eight of the wounded and their families at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem.
Art Therapy Enhances Healing at Hadassah
For the past eight years, students of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design have been meeting regularly with hospital patients at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus to enhance their healing. The students come in pairs, once a week for four hours, and facilitate art activities with the patients and their family members, enabling them to express their emotions through art and to experience the fun of creating their own works of art.
Hadassah Researcher Honored with Prestigious Prize for Blood Discovery
Principal Investigator Dr. Rinat Abramovitch of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy has been awarded a grant from the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) for her work regarding the beneficial effect of using fresh blood for transfusions in surgery patients.
IVF Babies: A Gift of Israel and Hadassah to Its People
Unlike countries where couples often spend their entire life savings trying to conceive a child with the help of expensive medical intervention such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), Israel provides free IVF until a woman has two babies or reaches age 45.
International Symposium on Pancreatic Disease Headed Up by Hadassah Specialist
Jerusalem hosted an international symposium on June 8th dealing with inherited diseases of the pancreas, organized by Prof. Michael Wilschanski, Director of Hadassah’s Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, along with Prof. Markus M. Lerch of Greifswald University Hospital, Germany, and Prof. David C. Whitcomb of the University of Pittsburgh, PA.
Hadassah Medical Organization agreement signed
We are very pleased to inform you that an agreement to ensure the financial stability of the Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem for the next 7 years has been reached between the Hadassah Medical Organization, the Government of Israel and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Please see the statement that was released by Hadassah in New York on June 24, 2014.
Hadassah’s Prof. Eitan Kerem Receives European Cystic Fibrosis Society 2014 Prize
Prof. Eitan Kerem, world-renowned cystic fibrosis specialist and head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Division of Pediatrics, has been awarded the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS)’s 2014 prize for his outstanding work in CF.
International “No Smoking Day 2014” and Hadassah’s COPD Center
In cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)’s “No Smoking Day 2014,” the Hadassah Medical Center’s employees and visitors received up-to-date information about the negative health effects of smoking as well as advice on therapeutic interventions to help them delete this habit from their lives.
From Jerusalem’s Running Track to Hadassah’s Catheterization Lab: A Cardiologist Saves Another Life
One recent Friday afternoon, Dr. Haim Danenberg, Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Hadassah Medical Center, was out for a run, cell phone strapped to his forearm, as is his tradition. When he received the call that he was needed for emergency heart surgery, he immediately came to Hadassah’s Catheterization Laboratory to greet Michael Kosofsky, who just suffered a heart attack.
BioLineRx to Commence Phase 1 Stem Cell Trial at Hadassah Medical Center
BioLineRx Ltd. has received approval from the Israeli Ministry of Health to commence a Phase 1 trial for BL-8040, a novel treatment for mobilizing stem cells from the bone marrow for treating acute myeloid leukemia, as well as other hematological malignancies. The study is expected to begin during the third quarter of 2014 at the Hadassah Medical Center.
Palestinian Children Embrace Heart Health, Thanks to Hadassah
Dr. Donna Zfat-Zwas, Director of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center for Women, joined her team on a visit to two Palestinian East Jerusalem schools recently to see how well the Center’s heart health message is playing out among the children and their mothers.
Abu Ghosh Volunteer Entertainers Brighten the Spirits of Hadassah’s Pediatric Patients
The Middle Eastern sounds and rhythms of the Salametcom Debka Dance Group regularly raise the spirits of pediatric patients and their families at the Hadassah Medical Center.
Hadassah’s Emergency Room Chiefs Forge Bond with Community Pediatricians
To bridge the gaps between pediatric emergency room and community medical care, Hadassah’s Emergency Room (ER) chiefs reached out to neighborhood physicians and medics to share information and initiate a dialogue.
Hadassah Director General resigns, new interim Director General appointed
It is with regret that the Board of Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) has accepted the resignation of Director General Avigdor Kaplan. Professor Tamar Peretz, head of the oncology division with more than two decades of experience leading the Sharett Institute of Oncology, will serve as interim Director General of HMO.
Exclusive International Orthopedic Society Invites Hadassah Medical Center Into Its Fold
The exclusive International Society of Orthopaedic Centers (ISOC) has announced that it is expanding its membership to include one center in the Middle East: the Hadassah Medical Center.
Father of Ten Suffers Massive Stroke, but Saved by Hadassah
When a 41-year-old father of ten was not feeling well, he went to his local hospital, but was released because the doctors found nothing wrong. On his way home, however, he had a massive stroke.
New Hadassah Medical Center Clinical Trial Data Show Promise for Stem Cell Therapy in Treating ALS
Interim results from Israel’s BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics’ Phase IIa stem cell clinical trial, conducted at the Hadassah Medical Center for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), are promising.
Hadassah and the Government of Israel reach agreement on recovery of the Hadassah Medical Organization
Hadassah International shares the good news from Jerusalem that the Court has approved the recovery plan for the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO). This plan will put HMO on the path to financial stability, while preserving Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America’s (HWZOA) ownership and control of HMO.