Adiel, who lost his hearing when he contracted meningitis at the age of six months, can speak, enjoy music, and develop language skills, similar to his peers, thanks to successful cochlear implant surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center.
Looking back, I have to say that the technologies and treatments that have emerged in the past 25 years have dramatically changed the way we practice medicine and significantly improved the way we treat patients. And, in the last few months as Acting Director General of HMO, I became even more aware of the role Hadassah has played in advancing this medical revolution.
For his support during United States President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Israel, Prof. Avi Rivkind, Director of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Trauma Unit, received a certificate of appreciation from the White House.
With the goal of offering more efficient service to patients and attracting new patients, the Hadassah Medical Center has introduced a new smartphone application.
Estelle Rubinstein (left), Deputy Director of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Department of Social Work, has been named Director, succeeding Rita Avramov (right), who is retiring after a 42-year career at Hadassah---12 of them as head of the Department.
Prof. David Branski, Hadassah Medical Center Pediatrician and former head of the Pediatrics Division, is this year's recipient of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition’s “Distinguished Service Award,” presented at the association’s annual meeting.
With Prof. Chaim Lotan, head of Hadassah’s Heart Institute and Outgoing President of the Israel Heart Society (IHS) as host along with IHS Secretary-General Dr. Amit Segev, over 1,000 cardiologists from around the world participated in the IHS’s international conference in Jerusalem, celebrating its 60th anniversary and spotlighting Israel’s major contributions to the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
The Palestinian Authority's Minister of Health, Dr. Hani Abdeen, visited patients at Hadassah Hospital on May 5th and emphasized the importance of cooperation with Hadassah in healing, teaching, and research.
The Hadassah Medical Center has opened a multidisciplinary facility to treat pediatric vascular defects—a first for Israel.
As Efrat Dotan, a 29-year-old young woman with Down syndrome, opened the proceedings, the 2013 World Down Syndrome Day conference was launched at the Hadassah Medical Center, with over 400 people in attendance.