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National President Marcie Natan Visits Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
Last week, National President Marcie Natan visited former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Ovadia Yosef and his family at Hadassah's hospital in Ein Kerem. Date: 10/1/2013


Electrocuted Romanian Medical Student, Airlifted to Hadassah, Making Progress
A Romanian medical student who has been hospitalized at Hadassah since he was airlifted to Israel after being electrocuted on a sightseeing electric train in Moldavia, has just regained his ability to speak thanks to insertion of a speech valve. Date: 9/23/2013


In Response to Increasing Cases, Hadassah AIDS Center Gets Proactive
The Hadassah AIDS Center will offer an in-service seminar on AIDS awareness and prevention for family physicians in the Palestinian population because of the recent increase of AIDS cases among residents of East Jerusalem. Date: 9/23/2013


Congressman’s Unexpected Stay at Hadassah Has Happy Ending
While Congressman Doug LaMalfa of California was visiting Israel with his wife, Jill, on an American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) mission, he suffered a kidney stone attack and found himself a patient at Hadassah Medical Organization. Date: 9/12/2013


International Cardiac Fellows: Ambassadors for Hadassah
The Heart Institute at the Hadassah Medical Center is currently training two cardiac fellows from Turkey and one from Bosnia. Date: 9/12/2013


New Surgical Center Coming Soon to Hadassah’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower
Eagerly anticipated is the soon-to-be-completed Surgical Center on Lower Level Four of the Hadassah Medical Organization's Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. Date: 9/12/2013


Remembering Hadassah’s Healing Heroes 40 Years After the Yom Kippur War
Read the stories of two extraordinary doctors at Hadassah who have medals of honor for distinguished military service. Date: 9/12/2013


Abandoned Baby Found in Jerusalem Cared for at Hadassah's Medical Adoption Unit
Last week, the story of an abandoned baby found in Jerusalem's Old City dominated the news. The baby was brought to Hadassah's hospital on Mount Scopus, where the Medical Adoption Unit treated her and are now finding the baby a home. Date: 9/11/2013


Hadassah Medical Translator/East Jerusalem Emergency Medical Services Chief Receives Peace Prize
Murad Alyan, an Arab medical translator and Chief of the East Jerusalem Bureau of United Hatzalah, an all-volunteer emergency medical service, received the 2013 Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the Institute of International Education (IIE), along with United Hatzalah Founder and President Eli Beer. Date: 9/9/2013


Hadassah’s Internal Medicine Department: A Holistic Approach to Patient Care with Research a Premier Priority
A multidisciplinary, holistic approach to patient care, combined with a large number of physician/scientists who take care of patients and conduct their own research are hallmarks of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Internal Medicine department. Date: 9/9/2013


Taking Care of Thousands and Building the Future: Hadassah Statistics 2013
During the past year, nearly a million patients of all ages turned to Hadassah's two campuses of healing, at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus, for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. Date: 9/9/2013


From the Desk of Avigdor Kaplan
Rosh Hashanah is practically upon us bringing with it reflections on the year that has transpired and anticipation of the year to come. In a way, for me, the New Year also began on June 1st when I became Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization. Approaching this new role involved a great deal of thought. Among the first things I undertook was a thorough analysis of HMO's structure. Date: 9/4/2013


Hadassah’s Center for Hyperpolarized MRI Molecular Imaging: a Pioneer in its Field
Breaking new ground for MRI imaging in diagnosing cancerous lesions and observing the body in real time as it metabolizes various molecules, Hadassah's Center for Hyperpolarized MRI Molecular Imaging is an innovator in its domain. Using a technique called hyperpolarization, the Center is able to increase the sensitivity of an MRI scan 10,000 fold. Date: 8/20/2013


Hadassah’s Cardiovascular Wellness Institute: Achieving Healthier Hearts, Community by Community
The Hadassah Medical Center's Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Institute for Women, created with a 10 million-dollar grant from Psychotherapist Irene Pollin in memory of her daughter, Linda Joy, has already impacted the lives of hundreds of Arab and Israeli families. Date: 8/14/2013


Israel's First Biodesign Program Produces Four Startups After One Year
Students in Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical Center program develop "science fiction gadgets"; Bio-Design Entrepreneurship Program is Israel's first medical innovation accelerator Date: 8/13/2013


Rehab Medicine at Hadassah: High Expectations and Life Restoring Results
“My dream is that every disabled patient in Israel will believe that Hadassah is the best place for them,” says Dr. Isabella Schwartz, head of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hadassah's Hospital on Mount Scopus. Date: 8/12/2013


HMO's Heart Institute: Its Renowned Director, Cutting-Edge Treatments, Innovative Research, and Preventive Health Outreach
With Interventional Cardiologist Prof. Chaim Lotan at its helm, the Hadassah Medical Center's Heart Institute is pioneering new techniques for saving heart attack victims and replacing valves, investigating risk factors for heart disease among Arab and Jewish women, and taking center stage in promoting healthy lifestyles for a healthy heart. Date: 8/6/2013


From the Desk of Avigdor Kaplan, PhD
It has been two months since I began serving as Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization; two months of concentrated effort, two months of difficult decisions and two months of continuing to learn more about the Medical Center. Date: 7/31/2013


Fellowship for Young Physicians Aims to Secure Hadassah’s Future as Major Research Institution
Launched in 2011, Hadassah Medical Organization's Marom Medical Fellowship program for young physicians aims to position those with research aspirations to get the training they need to pursue a clinical research career and thereby ensure the strong future for research at Hadassah. Date: 7/24/2013


HMO’s Geriatric Unit: Special Support for the Frail Elderly
The Hadassah University Medical Center’s Geriatric Unit--unique in Israel--was created to assess the needs of the frail elderly and provide them with the holistic care they need. Date: 7/24/2013


French Opera Baritone Entertains Patients and Staff at Hadassah
French Baritone Opera Virtuoso David Serero performed in the atrium of the Hadassah Medical Center's Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower on July 18. Date: 7/22/2013


Updated: Hadassah Doctors Enable Gazan Child to Breathe Independently for First Time in Seven Years
Overcoming international obstacles and a lack of medical resources, Hadassah doctors teamed up with a Columbia University Medical Center specialist to perform life-changing surgery to enable a patient to breathe and speak for the first time in seven years. Date: 7/22/2013


Project Rozana Helps to Save a Palestinian Baby's Life at Hadassah's Hospital
Musab Alafandi stands over his son's crib, checking on his son's breathing. This week, he and his wife Majd are taking turns looking after their son Abdul Nasser in a regular hospital ward so that they will feel secure when they take him home soon. Date: 7/18/2013


Construction Update: Hadassah Celebrates New Healing Garden--Gifted by Australian Donors
With entertainment by the children of the Shalva School Chorus Band, in front of the Eli Douer and Family Center for Pediatric Genetic and Chronic Diseases on Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, a groundbreaking was celebrated for the new Healing and Environmental Garden, a gift from Australians, Jack and Robert Smorgon and their families, along with other supporters of Hadassah Australia and Jewish National Fund. Date: 7/15/2013


Dental School Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence and Role as Bridge to Peace
Sixty years after the women of Hadassah, the Hebrew University and Alpha Omega International Fraternity opened the first dental school in Israel, hundreds of dentists, oral surgeons and researchers from Israel and abroad celebrated the achievements of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine and its role in building bridges for peace. Date: 7/10/2013


From the Desk of Avigdor Kaplan
The first note from the desk of the new Director-General Avigdor Kaplan. Date: 7/2/2013


Chinese Delegation Visits Hadassah's Hospital on First Trip to Israel
A delegation of Chinese health officials, led by Professor Xiaochun Chen, Deputy Director-General of the Provincial Department of Health of Hunan Province, which has more than 75 million citizens, visited Hadassah Medical Organization at Ein Kerem on Sunday. Date: 7/1/2013


Hadassah Senior Ob/Gyn Physicians Share Expertise with International Researchers
Dozens of researchers from different countries participated in a seminar at Hadassah Medical Organization presented by Hadassah's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as part of a Society for Gynecological Investigation (SGI) conference, which took place in Israel for the first time. Date: 6/26/2013


Placental Cells Mitigate Radiation-Induced Complications in Mice, Hadassah Researchers Reveal
Placental cells, Hadassah Medical Organization researchers have shown, were successful in mitigating acute radiation-induced complications in mice when transplantation was initiated 24 hours following total body irradiation. Date: 6/26/2013


Hadassah's Hospital in Ein Kerem Hosts Stillbirth Support Groups
Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center at Ein Kerem runs a support group for women who have had stillbirths--where a baby is born lifeless as a result of a miscarriage or a medically induced abortion. Date: 6/19/2013


Hollywood Star Sharon Stone Visits Hadassah Medical Organization
Hollywood star Sharon Stone, a long-time activist to find a cure for AIDS, visited Hadassah-Hebrew University Center in Ein Kerem today to meet with Professor Dan Engelhard, head of Hadassah's pediatric AIDS unit which has developed an integrative method of treating children who are HIV positive in Israel and around the world. Date: 6/18/2013


Mayor of Paris Visits Hadassah's Hospital in Ein Kerem
In 2005, an Israeli-France partnership formed "Heart for Peace," a program at Hadassah- Hebrew University Medical Center which cares for Palestinian children suffering from severe heart disease, free of charge. Since its inception the association has raised funds to save the lives of over 500 Palestinian children in need of cardiac surgery. Date: 6/17/2013


Hadassah and Yale Researchers Find Peptide Prevents Disease in Mice
Researchers have discovered that a certain peptide released by a fetus during pregnancy, called a “pre-implantation factor” (PIF) is effective in preventing graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in mice, following a bone marrow transplant. Date: 6/13/2013


Helping Patients to Heal: Hadassah-Mount Scopus Hosts Art Exhibition
“Creativity and Health” was the theme for this year’s annual art exhibition, hosted for patients and the local community at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus. Date: 6/13/2013


Stem Cells Speed Up Healing Process for Severe Fractures, Hadassah Orthopedists Prove
Injecting stem cells to treat severe fractures speeds up recovery, physicians in the Orthopedics Department of the Hadassah University Medical Center have demonstrated. Date: 6/13/2013


Hadassah Conference Highlights and Honors Excellence in Research
The second annual Research Conference in memory of Dr. Ido Yatziv, former Director of Hadassah's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), highlighted studies conducted by residents, nurses and paramedical staff. Date: 6/3/2013


Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus Offers Self-Help Group for Children Suffering with Obesity
The Nutrition and Diet Clinic of Hadassah Hospital- Mount Scopus is hosting a new self-help group for children who suffer from obesity and their parents. Date: 6/3/2013


Hadassah Pediatric Fellow Leads Paradigm Shift in Israeli Pediatric Care
To spearhead a paradigm shift in Israeli pediatric care, Hadassah Medical Center Pediatrician Dr. Hava Gadassi trained for two and a half years at the Center for Community Child Health at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Date: 6/3/2013


Hadassah to the Rescue for Toothless Children
For the first time in Israel, two toothless children, ages five and six, were given the ability to talk, chew solid food, and smile again, thanks to dental implants they received from multidisciplinary health professionals at the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Dental Medicine. Date: 6/3/2013


Hadassah’s Department of Pediatrics Receives Donation of Laptops and Videos
Dozens of laptops, videos, and CDs were donated to the Hadassah Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics for use by hospitalized children. The laptops were contributed by a number of businesses, as well as private donors. Date: 6/3/2013


Pilgrimage Ends With Organ Donations at Hadassah
A 61-year-old Christian tourist from Russia suffered a massive heart attack during a pilgrimage to the holy Christian sites in Israel a few weeks ago. She was rushed to the Hadassah Medical Organization, suffering from extensive brain damage and was immediately admitted to Hadassah's Intensive Care Unit. After numerous efforts to save her life were unsuccessful, the doctors had to pronounce her brain dead. Date: 6/3/2013


Soon-to-be Parents Thank Hadassah
Soon-to-be parents, identified here by their first initial, wrote this note in appreciation of the treatment they received at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center at Ein Kerem. Date: 6/3/2013


Hadassah Medical Organization Names New Director General
"After a thorough search process, I am very happy to announce that Avigdor Kaplan has been chosen unanimously by the HMO Board to serve as Hadassah Medical Organization's Director General. His credentials are impressive," says National President Marcie Natan. Date: 5/31/2013


Hadassah Medical Organization Holds Chemical Warfare Preparedness Drill
Because of mounting regional tension and rumors of chemical warfare in neighboring countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a week of national emergency preparedness last week. The Hadassah Medical Organization conducted a simulation warfare drill at Hadassah University Hospital on Mount Scopus to test its readiness for a large-scale chemical attack and its ability to treat dozens of patients in a short time span. Date: 5/29/2013


Unique Australian/Anglican/Israeli/Palestinian Partnership Aims to Improve Health of Palestinian Children
Hundreds of Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank will have access to improved health care at the Hadassah Medical Center thanks to a unique multi-faith partnership that was launched on May 24th at a media conference in Melbourne, Australia. Date: 5/28/2013


Mayor of Nice, France Visits Hadassah Hospital- Ein Kerem
Mayor Christian Estrosi of Nice, France stopped at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem during his seventh visit to Israel earlier this week and met with Acting Director General Dr. Yuval Weiss, who emphasized the importance of Hadassah's collaboration with Nice. Date: 5/23/2013


Oral Insulin Pill, Based on Hadassah Medical Center Research, Cleared by FDA for Clinical Trial in US
The oral insulin pill (ORMD-0801), based on over 30 years of research by Hadassah Medical Center scientists, and developed by the Israeli company, Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Phase 2 clinical trials in the US. Date: 5/21/2013


Hadassah Dedicates the Moshe Saba Synagogue in Ein Kerem
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sends Greetings to Dedication Ceremony Participants Date: 5/9/2013


Dr. Mushira Aboodia, Hadassah Gynecologist and Sexual Abuse Specialist, Gives Presentation at Hadassah New York Headquarters
While in the United States for training in evaluating children who have been physically or sexually abused, Hadassah Medical Center Senior Gynecologist/Obstetrician and Sexual Abuse Specialist Dr. Mushira Aboodia gave a presentation at Hadassah's New York headquarters about the work of the Hadassah Medical Center's Bat Ami Center for Victims of Sexual Abuse. Date: 5/8/2013


Neuro-Cognitive Center Director Presented Hadassah Model for Treating ADHD at International Biomedical Conference
Representing Israel at the 2013 International TedMed Conference, which showcases innovations in medical and biotechnology, Dr. Itai Berger, Director of the Hadassah Medical Center's Neuro-Cognitive Center, presented Hadassah's model for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Date: 5/8/2013


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