Australian Ambassador to Israel Andrea Falkner visited the Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem on April 18, 2013.
While in the United States for training in evaluating children who have been physically or sexually abused, Hadassah Medical Center Senior Gynecologist/Obstetrician and Sexual Abuse Specialist Dr. Mushira Aboodia gave a presentation at Hadassahís New York headquarters about the work of the Hadassah Medical Centerís Bat Ami Center for Victims of Sexual Abuse.
Researchers at the Hadassah University Medical Center witnessed the ability of the heart to heal itself, in the course of conducting a study on sheep where they implanted a stent into the left atrial appendage and found tissue growing inside the stent.
ďMemory and PreservationĒ was the focus of this yearís Womenís Health Day sponsored by the Hadassah Medical Centerís Patricia and Russell Fleischman Center for Women's Health at the Israel Museum.
Representing Israel at the 2013 International TedMed Conference, which showcases innovations in medical and biotechnology, Dr. Itai Berger, Director of the Hadassah Medical Centerís Neuro-Cognitive Center, presented Hadassahís model for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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 Obamaís recent visit to Israel, Prof. Avi Rivkind, Director of the Hadassah Medical Centerís 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 Centerís 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.