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15-Dec-2008
Hadassah International is a partner in creating a Stroke Center of Excellence at the Hadassah Medical Center, ensuring that stroke need not be fatal or cause lifetime disabilities for the many people who are fortunate enough to be treated at Hadassah. The following is one story of healing from Hadassah’s Stroke Unit: Orly, a healthy mother of five, was thrilled when she was finally able to take a short vacation with her husband, Yaacov. Orly and Yaacov were enjoying their holiday in Jerusalem when suddenly Orly’s speech became slurred, and she felt weakness in her left leg and her hand.
15-Dec-2008
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel and honoring the richness and diversity of its culture, the Belgian association, “Les XXI,” under the presidency of Dr. Yves Jacques, organized a series of three concerts and an art exhibit in Brussels in coordination with the Israeli Embassy and its Ambassador, HE Tamar Samash.
15-Dec-2008
Paris’ famous Comédie des Champs-Elysées on Avenue Montaigne was the setting for Hadassah France’s recent evening of comedy, featuring the play, Parle-moi D’amour (Tell Me About Love), starring renowned actor and Hadassah long-time patron Michel Leeb.
15-Dec-2008
At the end of November, Hadassah Austria President Susi Shaked hosted a historical—and historic—symposium, commemorating Israel’s 60 years of existence as it intertwined with Austrian contemporary history, bringing forth deep discussions among the 100 participants who continued the conversation long after the symposium ended.
15-Dec-2008
In cooperation with a newspaper and a fashion studio, Hadassah Austria sponsored its popular designer fashion sale, creating a day of fun and bargains and raising $11,000 for the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower at the Hadassah Medical Center.
15-Dec-2008
Israel’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, HE Yaakov Levy, hosted a lunch for Hadassah National President Nancy Falchuk at his residence in November to raise the profile of Hadassah International and its mission among 20 prominent members of the scientific, journalistic, and philanthropic communities. Ambassador Levy took the opportunity to introduce Mrs. Falchuk to representatives of influential foundations in the Czech Republic, such as Our Child Foundation, Committee of Good Will, and The Olga Havel Foundation.
15-Dec-2008
On a visit to the Hadassah Medical Center in November, delegates from Villiers le Bel, France were addressed by Dr. Michel Nadjari, head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Ultrasound Department, who told them about Hadassah’s latest high-technology ultrasound equipment, which is enabling Hadassah to save more lives. They also were briefed on the important role Hadassah plays in sharing expertise with colleagues worldwide, and Hadassah’s extensive outreach to the Palestinian community.
15-Dec-2008
Politicians, journalists, and representatives of the prestigious TESA Foundation from Argentina visited the Hadassah Medical Center this fall and were most impressed to learn about Hadassah’s clinical outreach to their country and glad to meet Hadassah’s renowned endovascular neurosurgeon and interventional neuroradiologist, Prof. José Cohen, formerly from Argentina. Prof. Cohen described his cutting-edge work in Hadassah’s Neurosurgery Department.
15-Dec-2008
Queen Elizabeth II conferred a kighthood on Israel’s President, HE Shimon Peres, in November.
15-Dec-2008
A high-level delegation from Brazil’s Ministry of Health came to Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem in December to lay the groundwork for the Brazilian Minister of Health’s upcoming visit, slated for the beginning of 2009.