Despite the devastating fire that occupied us for the week of Chanukah, the joy and laughter of the children during this special holiday remains in our minds. Soon, the children will go back to school and become involved in their daily activities. For the children in our Pediatric Department however, the daily routine is quite different.
Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah WZOA, announces settlement with Madoff Trustee:
As we approach our Centennial, no one can doubt Hadassah’s success. We built the healthcare infrastructure and much of the educational foundation for the State of Israel. Remaining true to our core Zionist mission, we are a central force in the nation’s continued development and in strengthening the Jewish people. Hadassah has overcome many obstacles in our history, from wars and terrorism to recessions, the Great Depression and other financial crises.
“If you want to know that Israel is more than just conflict, think Hadassah,” His Excellency Aviv Shir-On, Israel’s Ambassador to Austria, told the crowd of approximately 30 Young Hadassah International leaders who gathered in Vienna for the YHI Annual Weekend.
New milestones in the contruction of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower continue to materialize: The shell of the dome (left) above the rotunda at the end fo the atrium has been installed, and Jerusalem stone has begin to cover the external walls. Unlike in ancient times, when the Jerusalem stones were attached to buildings using mortar and cement, now each stone is mechanically attached to the wall.
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The design, vivid colors, and cheerful lighting in the renovated Pediatrics Wing A of the Hadassah Medical Center transformed the unit into a more relaxing, happier, uplifting hospital home for one-year-old twin boys, diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
Dr. Itai Berger, Senior Neurologist in the Neuropediatric Unit at the Hadassah Medical Center, in conjunction with Neurotech Solutions Ltd. of Israel, has created a definitive test for diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A genetic defect identified by Hadassah Medical Center physicians 30 years ago has been found to affect people of Japan and other minorities around the world.
Tareq, a Palestinian boy with a serious congenital heart defect, was hospitalized in the newly renovated Pediatrics Department Wing A of Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus at three months of age. Despite his grave prognosis, Hadassah’s health professionals saved his life.
The Hadassah Medical Center is one of the sites chosen for the testing of a universal influenza vaccine, developed by BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd., an Israeli biopharmaceutical company.
In the Hadassah Medical Center’s Pediatric Hemato-oncology Department, interactive puppeteers perform at the child’s bedside, offering relief to the young patients. As the child is invited to join a "walk" in the forest, or "dive" into an imaginary world, he encounters new, magical creatures and surprises that take him temporarily out of the frightening reality of his hospital experience. Some performances (see above) take place under big umbrellas that are opened next to the child’s hospital bed.