The Israel Ministry of Health elevated the profession of nursing and enhanced career advancement for nurses with its creation of a new status—“Nurse Expert.”
Visiting the Hadassah Medical Center’s new Jerusalem Biotechnology Park (JBP), Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called it a “pioneer in the marriage of business and science” and “a central element in the making of Jerusalem into a biotechnological center.”
A delegation of five Muslim physicians from Senegal are participating in a joint workshop with Israeli colleagues at Hadassah Medical Center to learn a special circumcision technique that prevents the spread of AIDS.
United Kingdom Member of Parliament (MP) The Rt Hon James Arbuthnot visited the Hadassah Medical Center last fall and wrote a laudatory article, which was published in the Conservative Friends of Israel magazine in June, praising Hadassah particularly for its humanitarian care, educational outreach, and trauma medicine.
Young Hadassah International was happy to inaugurate its newest unit, Young Hadassah Austria, during a packed brunch, at a beautiful villa in the suburbs of Vienna, on May 18. The enthusiastic men and women who attended the launch are eager to start planning events to help support the Hadassah Medical Center.
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WEEKEND IN BERLIN
shaping our future
Victims of potentially fatal strokes are being saved—with no permanent loss of brain function-- in the Hadassah Medical Center’s renowned Stroke Unit, thanks to a revolutionary technique performed with a corkscrew device called the “Mercy Clot Retriever.” Introduced through the femoral artery under general anesthetic, the device can retrieve a blood clot, re-establishing blow flow to the brain and preventing neurological damage. Moshe, a 64-year-old father of 10, recently underwent the procedure following a massive stroke and left Hadassah with full function restored.
Hadassah doctors, working with a medical school in the United States, are researching a groundbreaking liquid therapy to target and prevent autoimmune diseases.
With the closing of a special government hospital in Jerusalem for treating those with Hansen’s disease, a disfiguring neurological illness that has been erroneously confused with the leprosy of biblical times, the Hadassah Medical Organization opened a clinic in its Rehov Straus building to care for these patients. Now the building is slated to become a cultural arts center. Click here for the full article by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, which gives a historical perspective on the care of lepers and victims of Hansen’s disease, Hadassah’s role through the years, and plans to turn the former hospital into a cultural arts center.
Building on the heightened visibility in Germany for the Hadassah Medical Center’s cutting-edge healing, teaching, and research, Director of Hadassah Germany Gady Gronich welcomed Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower Campaign Chairs Judy and Sidney Swartz to Germany to launch the Tower Fundraising Campaign. “It was so exciting to meet all kinds of people who, regardless of their faith, admire the brainpower and research at Hadassah and want to partner with us,” Mrs. Swartz relates.