International Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Regine Sixt, esteemed member of the Hadassah Germany Board of Governors, was presented with Hadassah International’s prestigious 2009 Citizen of the World Award in December by Hadassah Germany President Prof. Dr. Med. Dr. H.c. Thomas Ruzicka (pictured to her left) and Director of Hadassah Germany and Europe Gady Gronich.
Clinical Psychologist Ben Sedley, Hadassah New Zealand Valda Knight Memorial Scholarship recipient for 2009, returned from his clinical experience at the Hadassah Medical Center “impressed by the clear procedures put into place following a traumatic event, whether a terrorist attack or motor vehicle accident.” He also admired “the staff’s ability to work effectively with children and young people from so many different ethnicities and backgrounds.”
A Cypriot woman who discovered at 28 weeks of pregnancy that she was carrying twin fetuses—with one growing outside of her womb--was saved along with her babies by a multidisciplinary team of Hadassah physicians. This marks only the second time in known medical history that babies in this situation have been delivered successfully.
A multidisciplinary team of physicians from the Hadassah Medical Center has discovered that a particular pattern of gene expression is present shortly after delivery in women who suffer from persistent postpartum depression (PD).
During the Israel Rescue Mission to Haiti following the earthquake, a Hadassah Medical Center obstetrician delivered the Israeli field hospital’s first baby and the mother, in gratitude, named him “Israel.” When the surgeons ran out of medical screws needed to mend limb fractures, a Hadassah operating room nurse located the remnants of a local factory and, in searching through the ruins, found exactly the machine he needed to transform the medical nails he had into screws.
Young Hadassah International Volunteer and Immediate Past Chair of YHI Argentina, Dr. Romina Libster, witnessed the benefits of globally sharing her home country’s experience with the H1N1 virulent 2009 flu virus, while working in a clinic at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Treating today’s Parkinson’s disease patients with the latest innovations like Deep Brain Stimulation, Hadassah’s physicians are simultaneously searching for a cure through world-leading stem cell research.
"Caring heals, but generally is not measured or rewarded in pay-for-performance health care," says Prof. Mayer Brezis, Director of Hadassah Hospital’s Center for Clinical Quality and Safety and a faculty member of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine.
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Eli (not his real name) is scarcely aware of what went on. It’s his parents who carry the memories, and the thankfulness that they still have their four-and-a-half-year-old son.