One writer reviews the fascinating peace amidst intersections of race, gender and religion that happen at the Hadassah Hospitals.
As his “day job,” Prof. Alex Margulis heads the Hadassah Medical Center’s Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Unit, where children born with birth defects or injured in terrorist attacks are given a new lease on life. At the same time, Prof. Margulis, at age 47, is still active in the Shayetet 13 Reserves, Israel’s Navy Seals Special Forces.
Having worsened the Hadassah hospital crisis by extending unfairly low reimbursements for consistently superior medical care, Israel’s government now risks bungling the response. Hippocrates was right: like any physician’s basic ethical obligation, a leader must first do no harm. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his coalition colleagues will stain their records permanently if they destroy these national treasures.
I cannot begin to tell you how thankful I am that the Hadassah Hospital services the area that I live in. Hadassah, its various volunteers and its staff have been incredible. Even during the recent strike I received the most amazing treatment and care.
I was at home on Kibbutz Tzorah when the chest pain started. I am grateful that my wife insisted that we go to the Kupat Cholim center. They gave me an ECG and immediately called the ambulance to take me to Hadassah Hospital, because with the Hadassah trained EMS and specially equipped ambulances, the treatment for my heart attack started the moment that the ambulance arrived.
“It is not a question of if, but of when the next terrorist attack will occur; Boston today--your city, tomorrow,” explains Hadassah Medical Center Nurse Julie Benbenishty in the abstract for her presentation at the National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition, being sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, May 19-22 in Denver, Colorado. About 8,000 nurses are expected to attend.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the start of multi-center Phase II clinical trials in the United States to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with adult stem cell technology first introduced by the Hadassah Medical Center’s Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, Senior Neurologist and head of Hadassah’s Multiple Sclerosis Center.
A study by the Hadassah Medical Center’s heart specialists has revealed that increased levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) are correlated with “worse clinical outcome” in patients suffering from heart failure. “Thyroid imbalance,” they report, “confers significant risk in heart failure and warrants attention.”
The Hadassah National Physicians Council and the Hadassah National Center for Nurses Councils are pleased to announce that you may now register for our continuing education program in Jerusalem, "From Concept to Cure", November 2-6, 2014.
Under the patronage of Prince Alexander zu Schaumburg Lippe, Hadassah International created an environment where, for the first time, three artists from three different nations could perform on one stage, working together for peace between countries and building bridges for future peace.