With the triple goal of providing emergency health education, raising awareness about Hadassah International, and generating funds for the pediatric wing of the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower at the Hadassah Medical Center, Hadassah Mexico launched its first First Aid Course, with the intention of offering new classes each month. The course was modeled after the successful First Aid seminar created by Hadassah Panama.
“There seems to be some discoloration and tenderness in his abdomen,” observed the nurse on duty in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine. It was this observation that led Hadassah’s physicians to a quick diagnosis for 70-year-old Shimon, who turned out to have a life-threatening rupture of the major blood vessel in his abdomen.
Karen Meir, Hadassah Medical Center pathologist, notes that pathology “appealed to me because, medically, you need to know a little bit about every area, and because of the teamwork involved.”
Andrea Moriah, a Hadassah Medical Center patient who overcame chronic lymphatic leukemia several years ago, experienced a relapse 18 months ago. With her life in jeopardy despite additional chemotherapy and radiation, Andrea received a successful bone marrow transplant from a 32-year-old donor who had signed up with Hadassah’s tissue typing registry 11 years ago! Her donor, Eliakim, didn’t hesitate for a moment when he received the call from Hadassah.
As Andrea celebrated her second victory over cancer, she received the added gift of meeting her donor.
Researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center have discovered an effective non-invasive tool to assess the long-term prognosis for patients with chronic liver disease. This breathing test could have important implications for determining appropriate candidates for liver transplantation.
Two ten-hour shifts are working around the clock to build the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower at the Hadassah Medical Center. The night shift handles the less noisy construction. With the fifth underground floor almost completed, workers have begun to build the fourth and third floors.
Hadassah is introducing a new model of geriatric care at its hospitals, bringing advanced services and research to Israel’s growing elderly population.
Embracing the momentum and directives from the Strategic Planning Conference in Paris, we have begun to work with our colleagues around the world toward our goals of sustainability and an enhanced partnership with the Hadassah Medical Center. Since that incredible conference, we have met with leaders and staff in Vienna, Geneva, London, and Munich and have been energized by the enthusiastic commitment to these goals and our future.
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Young women in Amsterdam, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim, gathered on a Sunday afternoon for a Young Hadassah Holland “Speesjaal” workshop to learn about a common religious and cultural custom: head coverings. Speesjaal is a play on the Dutch words “sjaal” (scarf) and “speciaal” (special).