The story begins with a 16-year-old boy who first hears of a cutting-edge technology on television and grows up to not only operate the machine he saw on television, but also to garner global recognition for Israel in the discipline it serves. This story, of course, is true. That boy is today 41-year-old Dr. Mordechai Duvdevani, head of Endourology and Lithotripsy in the Hadassah–Hebrew University Medical Center’s Department of Urology.
Through its November World Wide Walk, Hadassah New Zealand raised 20,000 dollars for the renovations of the Pediatrics Department at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
The Hadassah Medical Center welcomed donors to the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower from Hadassah Mexico for private tours at the end of 2010.
Embracing the idea of two Boston pediatric specialists who are spending their sabbatical at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, Hadassah reached out to Philippine workers living in Israel to offer them free vaccinations for their children.
While the end of 2010 saw the completion of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower’s exterior shell, January 2011 brings with it the completion of the Jerusalem stone facing, as inside floors are being tiled and walls are plastered. More than 300 construction workers are ensuring that the Tower continues to materialize on time.
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.
Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah WZOA, announces settlement with Madoff Trustee:
As we approach our Centennial, no one can doubt Hadassah’s success. We built the healthcare infrastructure and much of the educational foundation for the State of Israel. Remaining true to our core Zionist mission, we are a central force in the nation’s continued development and in strengthening the Jewish people. Hadassah has overcome many obstacles in our history, from wars and terrorism to recessions, the Great Depression and other financial crises.
“If you want to know that Israel is more than just conflict, think Hadassah,” His Excellency Aviv Shir-On, Israel’s Ambassador to Austria, told the crowd of approximately 30 Young Hadassah International leaders who gathered in Vienna for the YHI Annual Weekend.