On Wednesday, October 22nd, a terror attack in Jerusalem killed a baby girl and the wounded were rushed to our hospitals on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem.
The Panama Uplift project was a private event with limited capacity and was held in an art studio. Thirteen women of different ages participated. Each one came inspired and created a work of art.
Thousands of weeping Israelis of all ages accompanied Lieutenant Tamar Ariel to her final resting place in Israel’s Moshav Masuot Yitzhak, where her mother, Anat Tuchman Ariel, and her father, Hanan Ariel, met while her mother was on Hadassah’s Young Judaea Year Course. Some knew Tamar from the family's Hadassah/Young Judaea connections; others were family and friends. Still others came to pay their last respects to the first religious woman to complete the Air Force's tough pilots' course and thereby make history.
At its 26th annual conference in Shanghai, China, the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) awarded its International Prize for Medical Innovation and Technology to Prof. Yoav Mintz, Director of the Center for Innovative Surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center for his research aimed at developing a novel, nonsurgical method to perform gastric bypass and cure Type 2 diabetes. Approximately 300 participants were on hand from about 20 countries.
"It was wonderful to see Prof. Avi Rivkind [head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Trauma Unit] come to take us home," said Roey Fatal, 32, of Jerusalem, one of seven Israeli survivors of the avalanche in Northern Nepal. Roey is now being cared for in Hadassah’s Judy and Sidney Swartz Center For Emergency Medicine, surrounded by family and other survivors, who were brought back to Israel on a private plane donated by an Israeli businessman.
Through the "Save the Children" project of the Peres Center for Peace, the Hadassah Medical Center’s physicians not only perform complex cardiac surgeries on Palestinian children, they also train Palestinian physicians so that they can treat Palestinian patients closer to home.
Thanks to a resourceful German gynecologist, a program entitled “Discovering Hands” gives blind women an opportunity for a life-changing career by capitalizing on their more acute sense of touch to help detect breast cancer. The Hadassah Medical Center is considering adopting the program.
The forty young Japanese singers stood in the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower atrium, filling it with music and drawing patients, doctors and nurses to the harmonious sound.
Saranchuluun Otgon arrived in Jerusalem in September 2007 with a master’s degree in social work from the University of Mongolia. She was one of the 20-something students at the foreign student master’s degree program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah Braun School of Public Health.
Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, Director of Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, was invited to address top health care leaders about what the United States can learn from Israel’s health care system at The Economist’s Health Care forum 2014 entitled “A Global Business in Flux,” in Boston, MA on September 17.