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19-Jun-2006
The new commercial center at Hadassah Hospital’s Ein Kerem campus is now open for business. Early this month, the new center was dedicated in a festive ceremony in the presence of the Mayor of Jerusalem and other dignitaries. “Over 20,000 people come daily to Hadassah--patients and their families, students, tourists, and employees--and all deserve the highest standard of service,” said Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef. The new center includes stores and commercial entities (such as a bank), which will service the daily needs of Hadassah’s patients and visitors and improve their quality of life.
19-Jun-2006
Like many mothers, Bracha Barkan waited until her children became adults before pursuing a longtime dream: to donate one of her kidneys to anyone in need. “I spent 22 years working in pediatric intensive care,” says Barkan, a nurse at Hadassah’s Ina and Jack Kay Hospice since 1998. “During those years, I cared for some very sick children, many of them suffering fatal kidney disease. There were heart-wrenching tragedies, and I grieved deeply for these poor children and their families."
19-Jun-2006
Sharona was looking forward to the Chanukah holiday with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old child. The only cloud overshadowing the family’s plans was the swelling around her left eye that refused to subside. “It’s probably some kind of infection,” said their family doctor, writing out a prescription for antibiotics. When the family lit the first Chanukah candle, however, the puffiness was visibly worse and Sharona could no longer ignore the growing pressure on her eye socket. An MRI scan at a nearby Haifa hospital produced a diagnosis: a rare genetic malformation in the arteries of her brain. This irregularity was causing the child’s eye to grow out of its orbit and would eventually lead to a massive, fatal intra-arterial bleed.
19-Jun-2006
The Hadassah Medical Organization’s world-famous orthopedic team was called upon to perform its pioneering minimally invasive hip replacement surgery on a patient participating in the Hadassah United States Renaissance 23 Mission! The woman had slipped and broken her hip. Thanks to the new technology, she was able to stand the next day, and to return home shortly after the mission.
19-Jun-2006
The Palau Republic, a group of Pacific Islands, may be one of the world's youngest and least populated nations, but it is so staunchly pro-Israel in its voting at the United Nations that the Israeli government wanted to do something for the islanders. At the top of Palau’s wish list was help with its medical imaging equipment. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs turned to Hadassah. The result: Tamar Sella, a radiologist, and Nathalie Greenbaum, an x-ray technician, flew to Palau to provide two weeks of teaching and demonstration.
19-Jun-2006
Abandoned infants are often brought to the new Adoption Unit at Hadassah's Mount Scopus Hospital, where Hadassah staff work together with the Child Services Department of the Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs. "When you see the children who have been abused, you encounter the worst side of human nature, but when you work with the people who take them for foster care and adoption, you meet some of the most remarkable people in the world," said Hadassah Pediatrician Dr. Isaiah Wexler. Along with his colleague, Dr. Ariel Tenebaum, he attends to the special medical needs of the babies.
19-Jun-2006
Hadasit, Hadassah's research and development arm and technology transfer company, has acquired the rights to a diagnostic device originally developed by Oridion Systems Ltd. with the intent to continue developing the instrument. This new testing tool will enable physicians to diagnose infectious, potentially fatal liver diseases, like Hepatitis C, in their offices, by simply having the patient breathe into an instrument. Test results can be obtained within 40 minutes. This breakthrough allows physicians to bypass difficult and painful biopsies.
19-Jun-2006
The council of the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom has chosen Prof. Oded Abramsky to be a fellow of the College. Prof. Abramsky, a Hadassah neurologist who headed the Department of Neurology until very recently, is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy in the United States. These are two of the most prestigious institutions in the world of medicine.
19-Jun-2006
Barbara Goldstein, Deputy Director of the Hadassah Office in Israel, has been appointed to the National Commission created by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to commemorate (Theodore) Herzl Day, a newly established national holiday.
5-Apr-2006
The Ayalim Association was founded in September 2002 by a group of young army veterans, who set out to build Israel’s underdeveloped Negev and Galilee, through cultivating young entrepreneurship, with emphasis on social responsibility.
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