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…



Paediatric Cardiologists from Hadassah Hospital help to save Syrian children.

by Mark Addleman

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

by Mark Addleman

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

by Mark Addleman

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…



Hadassah launch new round building transformation

by Mark Addleman

The Iconic Hadassah round building will become the centre for specialised medicine. A few years from now, as you round that last bend in the road that winds up to the Hadassah Medical Centre at Ein Kerem, you will see before you two towers gleaming in the Jerusalem sunlight. One is the six-year-old Sarah Wetsman…



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