“The treatment here was superb, from the caring and concern, to the professionalism of the staff,” says Josh Rochlin from Teaneck, NJ, who found himself at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem’s Center for Emergency Medicine, after the car he was driving collided with a bus.
The back seats of one of the cars had been lowered. The driver introduced himself as a medic. Inside, Batsheva Shoshan was in labor. Her amniotic fluid had already broken. Her husband Ha’ari Shoshan had been trying to drive her to the hospital, but they realized they wouldn’t make it.
Despite 50 centimeters of snow and power outages all over the city, the Hadassah Medical Center staff worked overtime to help 80 women give birth to their new babies.
Hadassah Medical Center marked The International Day for Persons' with Disabilities by setting up special information stands manned by representatives of Israel Social Security. These stands were set up to provide practical information for patients with disabilities.
Hadasit, the technology transfer company of the Hadassah Medical Center, has signed a four-million dollar cooperation agreement with Poland's Synektik SA to develop new imaging agents for non-invasive diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.
Over the course of the past few weeks, 13 Mount Scopus Memorial College students from Melbourne Australia, have spent time volunteering with sick children at the Hadassah Mt Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem.
On 20 November 1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It was a special agreement, including the fundamental rights that each country must give to any child.
The primary objective of the Hadassah Medical Center is "to create a better world through medicine." A means to achieve its goal is to provide quality care to children with chronic illnesses or special needs. To this end, the Pediatric Chronic Disease Center was erected at Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital.
Commenting on the Phase IIa trial of NurOwn™--BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics’ stem cell therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)--which is being conducted at the Hadassah Medical Center, Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, principal investigator, reports that the safety data are “impressively positive” and that the “initial indications of clinical efficacy” are cause for optimism regarding the management of ALS and the future of cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases in general.
“We had every reason to be anxious: our five-year-old granddaughter, Racheli, had a fast-growing tumor in her right arm and it needed to come out,” writes a Jerusalem grandmother. Read her letter, describing the wonderful experience Racheli had as a patient at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem.
The 3 Tesla Trio MRI and the 1.5 Tesla MRI, two sophisticated diagnostic tools, enable Hadassah Medical Center physicians to examine the functioning of the body in real time.