Over 20 runners joined a city-wide 10-kilometer Kö-Lauf (marathon) in Düsseldorf, Germany to raise awareness for the Hadassah Medical Center.
The Hadassah Medical Center’s Neuro-Fetal Clinic has acquired a state-of-the-art diagnostic machine which enables physicians to monitor brain activity in newborns more effectively.
The Hadassah Medical Center’s Heart Institute has performed its first Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Intervention (TAVI), a new nonsurgical procedure to treat aortic stenosis (AS), a severe degenerative disease which causes the narrowing of the aortic valve.
Dr. Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh was one of three young researchers to receive the “Young Investigator Award” at the 31st European Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Prague for her work on intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy for patients with cystic fibrosis.
Prof. Dan Engelhard, head of Pediatrics at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem, flew to Azerbaijan to care for the severely ill two-year-old son of diplomats serving in the Israeli embassy there.
During the Jewish holiday season, Hadassah staff greeted patients arriving at the Medical Center with a gift of apple dipped in honey, a traditional food to convey wishes for a sweet new year.
Hadassah International is helping to fund the upgrade and expansion of Hadassah’s Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Department. The following is one story of healing from the Blood Bank: As a recent immigrant to Israel, a Russian mother had no support network to turn to when she was diagnosed with lymphoma and needed blood for her bone marrow transplant.
The Hadassah Medical Center is once again hosting The Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman International Congress on Chronic Disorders and Disabilities in Children, which will bring together multidisciplinary health professionals from all over the world to discuss how to enhance the care of chronically ill children.
Hadassah France hosted an opening night theatre performance of the musical comedy, Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob (The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob), together with WIZO-France. Over 3700 people attended and €200,000 were raised for the Hadassah Medical Center’s new Stroke Center of Excellence.
The Mexican Jewish communities of Monterrey and Mexico City warmly welcomed Hadassah Medical Center Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef and Hadassah International volunteers and staff in September, proving eager to learn more about the work of Hadassah and to explore the potential for collaborations between Hadassah and medical institutions in their home cities.