Whether it is offering Palestinian medical residents a specialty fellowship at the Hadassah Medical Center or helping to set up a Cystic Fibrosis Center in Gaza, Hadassah’s health professionals are continually reaching out to improve medical care for their Palestinian neighbors.
While on a break from serving with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Gaza, Dr. David Rekhtman, head of the Pediatric Emergency Room at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, came to visit one of the dozen wounded soldiers from his unit. This was his first day back at work after three weeks of serving in reserve duty.
Adi Hudja Peretz, who almost lost her life in a terror attack 13 years ago, has delivered a healthy baby boy at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem.
Israeli Paratrooper Hayim Levtov, who sustained hand and leg injuries while fighting in Gaza, began physiotherapy at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
Israeli Prison Service Officer Ariel Twitto was on his way to pick up his children from nursery school camp after accompanying a prisoner to court when he and fellow officer, Elad Biton, heard someone shouting “Piguah! “ (Terror attack!).
Prof. Ahmed Eid, head of the Department of General Surgery at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, performed life-saving surgery on Chen Schwartz, the Israeli soldier who was shot twice at close range by a terrorist on a motor scooter in Jerusalem.
Last week, Paratrooper Oron Ronen’s sunny, single room in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower was full of candy, fruit, and small electric appliances. These were all gifts for the wounded soldier, who was injured in Israel's latest defense mission, Operation Protective Edge. After two weeks at Hadassah, he was finally ready to go home.
Eleven-month-old Sanad is recovering in the pediatric surgery ward of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center. His aunt, Basma is keeping a watchful eye on the curly-haired wide-eyed child.
A third terrorist attack occurred in the area of northern Jerusalem, the third attack in 24-hours.
Our doctors and nurses must stand ready to receive wounded soldiers or victims of terror attacks every day! The need for the most efficient, ultramodern operating rooms does not end. Although there is currently a truce, which we hope will mark an end to the fighting, three terror incidents in the heart of Jerusalem occurred in the last two days; seven patients were rushed to Hadassah hospitals.