Caring for Soldiers at the Hadassah Medical Organization

Wednesday, Apr 17 2013

The Hadassah Medical Organization's close relationship with Israel's military includes a special program for soldiers entitled Yakar, the Hebrew word for "cherished." Through Yakar, Hadassah provides sophisticated medical diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up services for soldiers, working in conjunction with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Sometimes, it is ill soldiers who are referred to Hadassah directly from their Army base; other times, it is soldiers that have been injured during war or military operations who are rushed by ambulance or helicopter to Hadassah.

Representatives from the IDF are on hand in the Yakar facility, often in official uniform, to assist in identifying soldier patients or to help with contacting relatives as needed. All administrative and liaison issues are dealt with in the Yakar unit.

Together, Hadassah and Yakar ensure that all military personnel who turn to the Medical Center for care receive immediate and comprehensive attention.


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