Six Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza have been hospitalized at the Hadassah Medical Center, including the son of a Hadassah employee, who was shot in the chest.
Prof. Simcha Yagel, Director of the Ultrasound Unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, is the lead editor of one of the most widely used basic textbooks in the field of Fetal Cardiology. The second edition, updated and greatly expanded, was just published. Fetal Cardiology is the product of interdisciplinary and international collaboration, with co-editors from Germany and the United States.
Hadassah Austria President Susi Shaked, also Vice Chair of the United Nations Committee on Peace and the UN Committee on the Status of Women, recently attended a seminar on peace in the Middle East, organized by the United Nations in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for “members of the press and civil society.”
With the theme of “Igniting the Power of Women,” Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) hosted its 39th National Convention in Calgary, Alberta, where Hadassah Medical Center’s Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef enlightened the delegates about Hadassah’s vast impact on Jerusalem, the Middle East, and throughout the world. “It was so exciting to hear Prof. Mor-Yosef’s passion about this leading-edge institution that is so much more than a hospital,” comments Terry Schwarzfeld, CHW’s new National President.
With about 800 people in attendance, Hadassah France hosted the movie premiere of Les Insurgés (Defiance) in Paris on January 7, with special guest appearances by Principal Actor Daniel Craig and Director Edward Zwick, raising 40,000 euros for the Hadassah Medical Center’s new Stroke Center of Excellence.
Persevering to save the life of a young Palestinian boy suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), despite medical protocol to give up hope when a second bone marrow transplantation failed, physicians at the Hadassah Medical Center performed a nonstandard treatment, Donor Lymphocyte Infusion (DLI), and cured his cancer.
Dear Hadassah International Friends,
With a world economy in turmoil, all of us are weighing the impact on our personal and professional lives. Despite the challenges facing us, we remain committed to our values, ideals, and life-long goals.
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.
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.
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.