Through his long-time collaboration with the St. John Eye Hospital in East Jerusalem, Prof. Saul Merin, Hadassah University Medical Center ophthalmologist, was a role model for building bridges between Israelis and Palestinians through medicine.
The Hadassah Medical Centerís Community Health Promotion Program for women aged 60 and above in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem celebrated the graduation of 42 volunteer leaders in September.
Since the opening of the renovated and expanded Pediatrics Wing B at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus in February 2011, more than 3,000 children, mirroring the diversity of Israelís population, have been hospitalized in the new state-of-the-art space.
When the Hadassah University Medical Centerís physicians suggest a solution to a medical problem which can lead to the development of a new medicine or product, Hadasit, Hadassahís technology transfer arm, explores its feasibility and supports the promotion of those viable ideas with innovation potential.
For Hadassah, it was a celebration of 100 years, but for Marla Dan of Toronto, this was a first. The National President of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW), she had never attended a Hadassah Convention where over 2,000 women and men from around the world gather in Israel.
Hadassah members and supporters from around the world converged on Jerusalem to pay tribute to Hadassah and its global medical organization and to dedicate the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
During Hadassahís centennial celebration, major donors from around the world were honored with dedication ceremonies that included cutting the ribbon on plaques recognizing their contribution to the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Hadassah Hospital- Ein Kerem in Jerusalem.
The Countess Nathalie von Bismarck of Germany was in Israel last week to learn more about Hadassah's projects so she can help promote them.
With the publication of Start-Up Nation, the phrase has become synonymous with Israeli imagination and invention. Yet long before this informative book was published, long before computers became commonplace, even long before Israel was founded, the Hadassah Medical Organization fashioned the template for healthcare start-ups.
While over 95 percent of children are cured of retinoblastoma, a malignant tumor of the eye, the Hadassah University Medical Centerís specialists are focusing on the quality of life (QOL) issues that plague these young patients.