Category Archive for: Hadassah Heroes

Building Bridges, one by one

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At Hadassah we talk about “building bridges to peace” which is part of our everyday work and our ethos. It is not a cliché but occurs every day quietly, one-by-one. Here are just three recent examples of Hadassah interactions making a huge difference for specific individuals. The Hadassah-St. John Joint Teaching Programme The Joint Teaching…



“IN ISRAEL, A PALESTINIAN IS A DIRECTOR OF A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SERVICE”

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…More than a Hospital Building Bridges to Peace Surgery Transplant Surgery Published By AJN on September 3, 2018 Dr. Abed Khalaileh is director of the Kidney Transplant Service of the Department of General Surgery, at the Hadassah Hospital. Of Palestinian origin, he was born in Jerusalem, in a family of seven brothers. After a brief…



THE ANGER THAT TURNS TO GOLD

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At this time of year before the holidays there is a feeling of a sense of renewal One of the things that helped me in this sense of renewal and the reminder that our work as medical clowns at Hadassah is important and significant is the special visit that was made by Yazid refugees;- brave…



Hadassah Hospital Helps Educate Mikveh Attendants To Bolster Women’s Health

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Jerusalem — Every two weeks Daniella Salomon, a Jerusalem-based mikveh attendant, helps women fulfill their religious obligation to immerse in a ritual bath. After a woman emerges from the mikveh and wraps herself in a towel, Salomon said, “I keep an eye out” for anything unusual. “If I were to see a bruise on her…



“Nurses in the Middle East”

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Name: Julie Benbenishty ID: Today, at age 60, Julie is coordinator of Hadassah Hospital’s Trauma Unit and the founder, with Hadassah nurse Na‘ila Hayek, of the outreach organization Nurses in the Middle East. How did you adjust to Israeli high school when you insisted on moving to Israel as a teen? High school was much…



Paediatric Cardiologists from Hadassah Hospital help to save Syrian children.

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A unique collaboration is being launched between Hadassah Medical Centre and the Baruch Padeh Poriya Hospital in Tiberias to help save the lives of Syrian children and adolescents who suffer from complex and life-threatening heart abnormalities. Fourteen Syrian children will be examined at Hadassah Medical Centre soon by a team of experts, as part of…



World Multiple Sclerosis Day -Aly’s Blog

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JUGGLING… It’s not just for entertainers Many of you may have seen a recent YouTube link that went viral. It showed a young boy juggling 3 Rubik Cubes whilst successfully solving each of them! I believe he broke the World Record for his challenge, but in “real life” we all spend our time juggling. Mostly…



Hadassah doctors bring Humanitarian Surgery to Ethiopia

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For eleven-year-old Nazria and 16-year-old Fano, the doctors and nurses from the Hadassah Medical Centre who flew in to Ethiopia from Jerusalem are their last hope. Both have been brought to the Ayder Comprehensive Specialised Hospital in Mekelle, hundreds of miles from their farming villages. Nazria’s frail frame reveals a back twisted into the letter…



Shabbaton Choir – Our Hadassah Medical Clown Ambassadors

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On Monday 12th February, the Shabbaton Choir visited Hadassah Hospital to serenade to its patients. Along with the choir were Chazzans Lionel Rosenfeld and Jonny Turgel, who joined the choir in their visit. The choir’s first stop was the magnificent Marc Chagall’s windowed synagogue located within the Hospital. The light that emanates from the twelve…



Hadassah highlights -Hadassah Heroes.

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Jerusalem brothers reinvent the concept of cancer caregiving. It might take a village to raise a child, but it takes an army to defeat cancer. “Winning the battle against cancer is like going to war. You cannot win the battle without family support or without the support of an outreach organization because there is tremendous…



A different sort of paediatric surgical sedation – Maya’s Story

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Lately I let my intuition lead me around the hospital. I get dressed, put on a red nose, and ask my heart – Where to? Who first? Who is most in need of a clown right now? This time I decided to escort someone to surgery. Nurse Dorrit directs me to Lucy, who is six…



The Woman Behind a Trailblazing Treatment

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Hadassah’s Prof. Michal Lotem, a trailblazer in melanoma research and healing, is treating her patients with a personalised protocol that only a handful of oncology centres around the globe are able to offer. When her patients come to her with Stage IV metastatic melanoma, where standard treatments have failed, Prof. Lotem uses a cutting-edge immunotherapy…



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