To unify and enhance its services for people suffering from diseases of the liver and digestive tract, the Hadassah Medical Center has decided to create an Integrated Institute, which will open by March 1, 2011.
World-renowned glass sculptor and artist Dale Chihuly visited us recently at Hadassah-Ein Kerem.
This week I heard about an amazing confluence of events and their extraordinary outcome. Dr. Sigmund Kharasch, a pediatric Emergency Room physician, and his wife, Dr. Virginia Sison-Kharasch, a pediatric pulmonologist – on sabbatical from their Boston hospitals – decided to spend their year at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus.
Despite the devastating fire that occupied us for the week of Chanukah, the joy and laughter of the children during this special holiday remains in our minds. Soon, the children will go back to school and become involved in their daily activities. For the children in our Pediatric Department however, the daily routine is quite different.
Dr. Itai Berger, Senior Neurologist in the Neuropediatric Unit at the Hadassah Medical Center, in conjunction with Neurotech Solutions Ltd. of Israel, has created a definitive test for diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A genetic defect identified by Hadassah Medical Center physicians 30 years ago has been found to affect people of Japan and other minorities around the world.
Tareq, a Palestinian boy with a serious congenital heart defect, was hospitalized in the newly renovated Pediatrics Department Wing A of Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus at three months of age. Despite his grave prognosis, Hadassah’s health professionals saved his life.
The Hadassah Medical Center is one of the sites chosen for the testing of a universal influenza vaccine, developed by BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd., an Israeli biopharmaceutical company.
In the Hadassah Medical Center’s Pediatric Hemato-oncology Department, interactive puppeteers perform at the child’s bedside, offering relief to the young patients. As the child is invited to join a "walk" in the forest, or "dive" into an imaginary world, he encounters new, magical creatures and surprises that take him temporarily out of the frightening reality of his hospital experience. Some performances (see above) take place under big umbrellas that are opened next to the child’s hospital bed.
An Australian-born, free-lance journalist reporting from Jerusalem, who was wounded in terrorist attack a year ago, expressed her appreciation to the Hadassah Medical Cehttp://hicms.loyertcg.com/content_editor.asp?id=5633nter in a letter to Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, describing the high quality of care and compassion she has received. Click here to read Irris Makler’s testimonial.http://hicms.loyertcg.com/content_editor.asp?id=5633