The Hadassah Medical Center has chosen Yael Castiel, Nurse Coordinator of the Eli Douer & Family Center for Pediatric Genetic and Chronic Diseases, as the most outstanding employee of 2008. In addition to running the Center, Yael was involved in planning the renovation of Eliahou Zilkha Ward A, which was recently completed. Congratulations, Yael!
Hadassah physicians have discovered a new approach to repair injured hearts by growing heart cells in culture from a segment of the heart’s left atrium, often removed during open-heart surgery.
Prof. Chaim Lotan, head of Hadassah’s Heart Institute, and his colleague, Dr. David Planer, have just published the long-term results from the Israeli e-Cypher Registry’s assessment of stent safety and efficacy in the April 1, 2008 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Hadassah International was pleased to present the 2008 Nancy Falchuk Nursing Scholarship Awards during its recent Conference in Jerusalem to four leading nurses from Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem: Pnina Sharon, Head Nurse, Department of Internal Medicine C; and Megy Ben-Hayim, Orit Winograd, and Nilli Harari, Head Nurses, Department of Obstetrics, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center.
The 2007 international cardiology meeting, which addressed “Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions, was organized by Prof. Chaim Lotan, head of Hadassah’s Heart Institute, together with Prof. Rafael Beyar of Israel’s Rambam Hospital.
Ayelet, a 14-year-old teenager, used to hold her right hand behind her back or cradled within her left because she was born with two middle fingers fused solidly together; now, however, her fingers appear perfectly normal, thanks to successful surgery performed by Prof. Mordechai Sela, head of the Department of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation at the Hadassah Medical Center.
Imagine one of the most famous entertainers in your country performing at the largest theater in your city, with all the proceeds going to the Hadassah Medical Center and you will have a taste of Young Hadassah Holland’s sold-out event...
A group of 64 high-school-aged teens from Panama, escorted by Pnina Sharon, Head Emergency Room Nurse at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem, were exhilarated to see the advanced services and technology Hadassah has for treating victims of terror in its Trauma Unit.
Three young members of the Hadassah Panama team are launching a new fundraising project: selling first-aid kits to benefit the Hadassah Medical Center.
A 38-year-old Jerusalemite who carries the defective BRCA2 gene is probably the first woman in the world in an advanced state of pregnancy to have had her fetuses screened for the mutation as three-day-old embryos before being deemed healthy for implantation. Presence of the BRCA gene mutation significantly increases a woman’s risks of developing breast and ovarian cancer.