Hadassah Nurse Ruven Gelfond is in charge of the operating theater in the Israeli Mission to the Philippines. He updates his experiences.
“We are a light in the darkness of this poor, badly damaged region,” says Hadassah Nurse Ruven Gelfond, who is in charge of the operating rooms in Bogo City, as part of the IDF rescue mission in the Philippines.
In July, the staff of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine formulated a rebuttal to an anti-Israel resolution of the American Public Health Association (APHA)
Director of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine Prof. Yehuda Neumark has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Association of the Schools of Public Health (ASPHER), which represents over 100 public health institutes across Europe. Some of these institutes have Braun School graduates at their helm.
SAGIV, a semi-automatic, hand-held device for rapid, less painful, and safer intravenous (IV) insertion, is one of the first creations of Israel’s first Biodesign Medical Innovation Program, a joint project of the directors of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Heart Institute and the Hebrew University’s Center for Bioengineering.
The 2013 Hadassah Annual Conference for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) was held on November 17, 2013 at Hadassah Ein Kerem. Doctors at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and other caregivers discussed topics of concern to patients with MS and their families. The conference was run by the "Center for Multiple Sclerosis", and was open to patients and their families as well as professionals and specialists in this field.
“Hadassah is the place where the ice breaks,” says Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach,
Director of Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
The Nutrition Center of the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital recently held a seminar featuring a multidisciplinary team dealing with the problems of food and nutrition in children from infancy to adolescence, and the role of the gastroenterologist in the treatment of those with eating disorders.
When 12-year-old Dennis immigrated to Israel from the Ukraine, he was already sick and in need of a bone marrow transplant. His life was saved at Hadassah, thanks to a bone marrow donor from Germany. Now 18 years old, Dennis has joined the army. He could have chosen not to go into a combat unit because, as an only child, according to Israeli law, he need not serve as a combat soldier. In fact, he required his mother’s permission to enter a fighting unit. Both Dennis and his mother, however, were in agreement about this commitment. As his mother said, “After what Israel and Hadassah did for us,” we need to give back.”
Attending the Bar Mitzvah of a boy whose mother’s life he helped to save while she was pregnant with him, and being at the wedding of a woman he has treated since she was an infant are two of Prof. Eitan Kerem’s most recent emotion-packed experiences as the Chair of the Pediatrics Division at the Hadassah Medical Center.