It is my privilege and pleasure to continue the tradition of HMO Directors General and periodically share with you some of the interesting and exciting events that take place every day here at HMO. A few weeks ago, during our monthly Birthday Breakfasts with our interns, I became aware of a significant generation gap – not a chronological one as much as an experiential one.
With the deep conviction that research is the essence of medicine, the Hadassah Medical Center’s physicians/researchers are committed to translating research insights into practical advances that not only prolong, but also enhance quality of life. Each year, their findings and analyses appear in hundreds of articles within prestigious scientific journals.
Having been in and out of hospitals frequently, a cardiac patient wrote to thank the team at the Hadassah Medical Center for their “patience and so many smiles, not to mention professionalism and patient care.”
Students from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance took a classical approach to the flashmob as they flash-waltzed to Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers at the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
Through the United States Agency for International Development’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program, the Hadassah Medical Center—one of eight grantees in the Middle East--received over one million dollars in Fiscal Year 2012 to upgrade its surgical equipment.
The last two letters were inscribed and then, with a festive procession, Hadassah celebrated the donation by Isaac Zaoui of two new Torah scrolls to the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower’s Moshe Saba Masri Synagogue.
“On Sunday, late at night, I arrived at the Emergency Room at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem with my son and my 92-year-old father. A few hours earlier, my father fell at home and cut his right ear. Since it was my son’s Bar Mitzvah and there was not too much bleeding, we waited a few hours at home.
Using Zimmer® iASSIST™--a unique personalized guidance system involving a gyroscope and WiFi technology--surgeons at the Hadassah Medical Center have performed four successful knee replacements.
An 84-year-old man, in critical condition, was brought to the Hadassah Medical Center; his daughter later wrote to salute Hadassah for the quality of concern her father experienced in Internal Medicine B on Mount Scopus
A patient who was hospitalized for two months in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Psychiatry Department wrote to express his appreciation for the “unlimited dedication” of his physician.