Hadassah’s breast screening centre head shows the prospective on preventable care.

by Mark Addleman

The most important adversary to breast cancer screening is fear, says Dr. Tamar Sella, Head of the Marlene Greenebaum Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Breast Centre. “But you don’t have to write your will if we find a lump,” explains Dr. Sella, “because the vast majority turn out to be benign. So there is no reason to panic.”…



Creative “Magic Tricks” reduce need to sedate children for radiation treatment

by Mark Addleman

Until recently, children in Israel with cancer were almost always sedated for radiation treatment. At the Hadassah Medical Center, however, that is changing. Since August, a dozen sick children have undergone radiation without sedation. “If children aren’t sedated in certain other countries, why should the situation be any different here?” asked Emuna Steimetz, a teacher…



Hospital with co-existence on call: Meet the UK Director of Hadassah Mount Scopus

by Mark Addleman

British-born head of Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus site, Dr Tamar Elram, says it is the perfect example of harmony in the Holy Land By JOE MILLIS Jewish News January 18, 2019 Dr Tamar Elram Dr Tamar Elram, the UK-born director of Hadassah Mount Scopus, says the hospital is the embodiment of co-existence that lays to rest…



REINVENTING HADASSAH’S WEINSTOCK PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT

by Mark Addleman

Dr. Gal Goldstein, Head of Hadassah’s Dyna & Fala Weinstock Department of Paediatric Haemato-Oncology. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Hadassah invested a lot of energy, time and money to re-establish the department. BY RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER Jerusalem Post JANUARY 5, 2019 You wouldn’t think a paediatric oncology department would be a laughter-filled place, but Nurse…



Building Bridges, one by one

by Mark Addleman

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”

by Mark Addleman

…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

by Mark Addleman

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…



My Journey to Hadassah – An Employees Perspective

by Mark Addleman

Many of my friends in Israel asked the meaning of my visit – leisure was indeed one of them however, the main purpose of my trip was to travel to Hadassah, visiting both Mt Scopus and Ein Kerem. What struck me was everyone’s look of awe and admiration when I told them I work for…



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

by Mark Addleman

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”

by Mark Addleman

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…



Iraqi Yazidis take medical clowning course at Hadassah

by Mark Addleman

A group of Yazidis has recently travelled to Israel from Iraq and taken a course in medical clowning, with the goal of helping traumatised children from persecuted minorities in the war-ravaged country. The course was prepared by Dream Doctors, the organisation that trains Hadassah’s Medical Clowns, and organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as…



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