Surgeons at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem have successfully operated on five patients with an upgrade of the surgical robot originally developed by scientists from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for use by astronauts in space.
An unconscious nine-year-old girl, who had collapsed after complaining of a terrible headache, was found by a team of Hadassah Medical Center pediatricians to have a rare brain condition. Quick surgical action saved her life.
While attending a medical conference in a remote Egyptian resort, the director of a Moscow oncology institute began to experience serious stomach pain, accompanied by a high fever. When treatment in a local hospital failed to stop the deterioration of his situation, he was flown to the Hadassah Medical Center, where he was cured.
Six Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza have been hospitalized at the Hadassah Medical Center, including the son of a Hadassah employee, who was shot in the chest.
Prof. Simcha Yagel, Director of the Ultrasound Unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, is the lead editor of one of the most widely used basic textbooks in the field of Fetal Cardiology. The second edition, updated and greatly expanded, was just published. Fetal Cardiology is the product of interdisciplinary and international collaboration, with co-editors from Germany and the United States.
Hadassah Austria President Susi Shaked, also Vice Chair of the United Nations Committee on Peace and the UN Committee on the Status of Women, recently attended a seminar on peace in the Middle East, organized by the United Nations in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for “members of the press and civil society.”
With the theme of “Igniting the Power of Women,” Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) hosted its 39th National Convention in Calgary, Alberta, where Hadassah Medical Center’s Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef enlightened the delegates about Hadassah’s vast impact on Jerusalem, the Middle East, and throughout the world. “It was so exciting to hear Prof. Mor-Yosef’s passion about this leading-edge institution that is so much more than a hospital,” comments Terry Schwarzfeld, CHW’s new National President.
With about 800 people in attendance, Hadassah France hosted the movie premiere of Les Insurgés (Defiance) in Paris on January 7, with special guest appearances by Principal Actor Daniel Craig and Director Edward Zwick, raising 40,000 euros for the Hadassah Medical Center’s new Stroke Center of Excellence.
Persevering to save the life of a young Palestinian boy suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), despite medical protocol to give up hope when a second bone marrow transplantation failed, physicians at the Hadassah Medical Center performed a nonstandard treatment, Donor Lymphocyte Infusion (DLI), and cured his cancer.
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