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 Hadassah’s 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 Center’s specialists are focusing on the quality of life (QOL) issues that plague these young patients.
There are many ways to measure excellence. Some people judge by reputation or demand, and they are important criteria, but for us at HMO the yardstick for excellence is the level of performance--in the past, in the present and the potential for the future.
With a world-first placental stem-cell (PLX) treatment, developed by Pluristem, doctors at the Hadassah University Medical Center have saved the life of a third patient suffering from bone marrow disease.
Thanks to on-going treatment provided by Prof. Eitan Kerem, head of Pediatrics and the Cystic Fibrosis Center at the Hadassah Medical Center, Shefa Shukrun, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, was able to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem this summer.
A multidisciplinary team at the Hadassah Medical Center is testing the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to alleviate depression in severely affected patients.