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23-Apr-2009
Hadassah Australia leaders knew the Hadassah Medical Center could be of major assistance in the aftermath of “Black Saturday,” when bush fires ravaged townships and rural centers on the outskirts of Melbourne, causing major destruction and loss of lives. They suggested that Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital invite Dr. Esti Galili, head of Hadassah’s Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Center (JCIC), to help health professionals treat the traumatized children. Dr. Galili was already slated to travel to Australia to greet and update supporters of the JCIC, the fundraising project adopted by Hadassah Australia.
22-Apr-2009
Prof. Azaria Rein, head of Pediatric Cardiology at the Hadassah Medical Center, along with a team of pediatric specialists, saved the life of a newborn baby, suffering from a severe heart blockage, by stabilizing her pulse with a temporary pacemaker immediately after delivery.
22-Apr-2009
The Ukranian grandson of a “Righteous Gentile,” who was recognized at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum for risking his life to hide Jews in his family home during the Holocaust, is awaiting a bone marrow transplant at the Hadassah Medical Center. Anton Polischuk, 23, is suffering from leukemia and the transplant is his best treatment option.
22-Apr-2009
Because of a virus, Haim lost his hearing totally at age three months, but the Hadassah Medical Center’s advanced technology has enabled him to hear well once again.
22-Apr-2009
With the goal of providing all of Jerusalem’s heart patients with an optimal quality of life, the Hadassah Medical Center’s Heart Institute set up satellite clinics around the city. The result: 68 percent of the patients who came to a Hadassah heart failure clinic reported an improvement in their ability to function in daily life.
22-Apr-2009
Tackling both the mechanical and electrical problems of a failing heart, the Hadassah Heart Institute’s Electrophysiology team has introduced a new technology which enhances blood circulation, prevents sudden cardiac death, and alleviates a patient’s shortness of breath.
22-Apr-2009
When a 60-year-old man with chest pains arrived at the emergency room of Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem, Dr. Haim Danenberg, Director of Interventional Cardiology, quickly diagnosed a heart attack. Although Hadassah’s catheterization laboratory is open around the clock, he could not, however, begin treatment until he made a call to the patient’s rabbi to receive consent for the percutaneous coronary intervention procedure (PCI).
22-Apr-2009
Hadassah Medical Center Pediatric Endocrinologist David Zangen has received the Abramowitz Prize for Media Criticism by Israel's Media Watch for his extensive efforts to tell the true story about the fighting in the Arab town of Jenin and dispel the myth that Israel perpetrated a massacre there. Dr. Zangen had been serving as Chief Medical officer for the Israel Defense Forces brigade that was fighting in Jenin.
22-Apr-2009
Rhoda Golan used to be a childbirth educator, but she decided to become a nurse and help people navigate the last days of their lives.
22-Apr-2009
The Center for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at the Hadassah Medical Center is a world leader in research and multidisciplinary holistic treatment for those suffering from this progressive and lethal genetic disease.