(February 11, 2004) This morning at 10:16 AM an earthquake took place throughout Israel. The epi-center was located in the Dead Sea area, and was felt quite strongly at both hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. No casualties occurred, and very minor damages to the buildings were reported in both hospitals.
Having watched his mother suffer with a terminal illness, Abe dreamt of creating a proper hospice in Japan. At the time, there was no palliative care for the terminally ill in his home country. The Hadassah Medical Organization's hospice became his model. Then HMO's hospice team helped Abe translate his dream into a reality.
Thanks to the Hadassah Medical Organization's educational outreach to the third world and the financial support of Hadassah Luxembourg, Charles Muhizi, M.D, is no longer just a general physician. He is now a trained ophthalmologist. Educated as an eye specialist at HMO, he is back in his home country of Rwanda, heading up an ophthalmology clinic with state-of-the-art equipment.
The Hadassah Medical Organizationís Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine builds bridges to nations through its international masterís degree program in public health. Jose Pietro Aparicio, M.D., M.P.H., was a member of the class of 1994-1995. HMO gave him the in-depth, broad education to improve the quality of life in local communities, both in Honduras and The United States.
On Monday, February 2nd, we reported that four IDF soldiers were rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem's Trauma Unit after being wounded in Bethlehem, two in serious condition- one of whom was clinging to life. Yesterday, we received the following detailed account of Monday's events from Osnat Moskowitz, Director of Donor, Tourist, and Visitor Services. Hadassah's surgeons worked quickly and effectively to save the soldier from a nearly fatal bullet wound.
Powerful suicide bombing in central Jerusalem sends wounded to Hadassah's Hospitals. Three Hadassah staff members were directly affected as their immediate relatives were on the bus.
The Hadassah Germany Skin Center, a most
successful cooperative venture between Hadassah Germany and the dermatology department at the Hadassah Medical Center, announces that itís been renovated, expanded, and stocked with state-of-the-art dermatology equipment.
Hadassah International expresses its deep regrets and sorrow on the horrific terrorist attacks which occurred in Istanbul this past week. More than 700 people were wounded, and over 50 were killed, including the British Consul General. Our hearts go out to the victims of the attack and their families in Turkey and in the U.K. Hadassah International deplores these violent attacks and the innocent loss of lives.
Hadassah International is pleased to announce that on Sunday, November 2, the highly-rated, U.S. CBS news show, 60 Minutes
, featured the Hadassah Medical Center. The segment entitled,"Hadassah Hospital: An Island of Sanity," depicted the amazing teamwork and cooperation of the hospitalís Israeli and Palestinian medical staff during the past three years of the intifada. To read more, click here.
Hadassah Australia extended a warm welcome to Prof. Ben Reubinoff, head of the Stem Cell Research Group at the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO). Prof. Reubinoff discussed his internationally recognized research on the use of human embryonic stem cells for the treatment of neurological disorders such as Parkinsonís disease.