Jessa Perrin, a high-school senior, who fell critically ill while visiting Israel two years ago, recently had the chance to meet the Hadassah Medical Center doctors and nurse who helped save her life when they came to her home state of Ohio as part of a clinical exchange with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
"I'm very proud of what we have built," said Charlotte R. Bloomberg at the 2007 dedication of the Mother and Child Center that bears her name. Mrs. Bloomberg passed recently at the age of 102, but her name lives on here at Hadassah.
Hadassah Mexico hosted a symposium on trauma for organizations in the Mexican community that deal with health emergencies and national disasters, featuring Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem Chief Neurosurgery Resident Dr. Samuel Moscovici.
Hadassah International and the Jóvenes Monte Sinai, a youth organization of the Monte Sinai Jewish community of Mexico, jointly hosted a concert featuring international Israeli singing star, Idan Raichel, and his 11-member band, The Idan Raichel Project, who delighted an audience of over 550 people with their multicultural fusion of sound.
Hadassah University Medical Center Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef traveled to Mexico once again to reunite with friends in Mexico City and Monterrey and to cultivate and broaden support for the Hadassah Medical Center.
This past spring, Hadassah Hong Kong and Hong Kong’s Jewish Community Center co-sponsored an event for the community featuring Professor Esti Galili, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hadassah Medical Center.
“We often speak of our hospitals as beacons of health, steadfastly shining from our two hills of healing,” notes Hadassah University Medical Center Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef. “Our magnificent new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower,” he relates, “is already a commanding presence on our Ein Kerem campus. And in just about 36 weeks, the first patients will move into the inpatient departments on floors five, six, and seven.”
A Hadassah University Medical Center art program that was conceived by the mother of a courageous child who died of cystic fibrosis (CF) at age 11½, just celebrated its fifth anniversary.
Hadassah University Medical Center researchers recently found that the Body Mass Index (BMI) of children who were given additional physical education classes at school is considerably lower than for those who did not have the benefit of this extra exercise.
Prof. Jacob Pe’er, head of Ophthalmology at the Hadassah University Medical Center, has been named Vice President-Elect of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the largest eye and vision research organization in the world, with 12,500 researchers from over 80 countries.