Insight into Pediatric Radiotherapy Treatment at Hadassah Provided to ALYN Colleagues
To gain a greater understanding of the radiation therapy and support that pediatric cancer patients receive at the Hadassah Medical Organization, psychologists, social workers, and rehabilitation nurses from ALYN Woldenberg Family Hospital, Israel's only pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility, visited Hadassah for an in-depth briefing and tour.
Hadassah Pioneer of Open Heart Surgery and Heart Transplants Shares Autobiography
Prof. Joseph Borman, Hadassah Medical Center cardiothoracic surgeon, who performed Israel's first heart transplant, tells the story of his personal and professional life in a newly published autobiography, entitled Open Hearts: Memoirs of a Cardiac Surgeon.
UK Prime Minister Briefed on Israel-UK Collaborative Stem Cell Research
During a recent visit to Israel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by Israel's President, Shimon Peres, viewed an exhibition showcasing collaborative stem-cell research between the UK and the Hadassah Medical Organization.
Purim Brings a Party to Pediatrics
Volunteers from the Happy Child Organization, together with the Hadassah Pediatric School decided that laughter was the best remedy—at least for Purim.
Purim in Pediatrics
With the Jewish holiday of Purim right around the corner, members of Israel's National Service and various volunteers, dressed in their finest Purim attire, brought an early celebration to the pediatric patients at the Hadassah Medical Organization. The costumed visitors' excitement, enthusiasm, and positive energy lifted the spirits of patients and staff alike.
Snapshots: Three Patients in the Neuro ICU
In the new Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit
in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, three
Volunteers Deliver Dose of Happiness to Hadassah Patients on "Good Deeds Day"
On the eighth annual "Good Deeds Day" in Israel—a day dedicated to performing good deeds on behalf of others—volunteers visited various departments at the Hadassah Medical Organization to uplift the patients' spirits.
Wounded by Gunfire, Ukranians Airlifted to Hadassah
Although Oleksandr Huch and Arten Zapototskyi did not know each other in their homeland of Ukraine, today they are roommates on the fifth floor of the Hadassah Medical Organization's Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
Hadassah Motivates Israel’s Government to Campaign for Women’s Heart Health
Thanks to advocacy by the Hadassah Medical Center's Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center, women's heart health took center stage in Israel's Knesset, with a special hearing in its Committee for the Status of Women and General Equality.
330,000 Mazal Tovs
Thirteen years ago, Adi was scheduled to have her leg amputated. Now, she is walking easily down the aisle. Guests are applauding.
Swedish Delegation Makes a Visit
Susanne Eberstein, First Deputy Speaker of the Swedish parliament, the Riksdag, Swedish Ambassador to Israel Carl-Magnus Nesser, and Swedish MP’s Tommy Waidelich and Gustaf Hoffstedt visited Hadassah Medical Organization on February 11 as part of a fact-finding trip to the Middle East.
Hadassah’s HIV/AIDS Experts Host Psychosocial Workshop in Addis Ababa for Orphanage Staff
Under the umbrella of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s ART-Joy-Love project in Ethiopia, Hadassah’s HIV/AIDS experts presented a four-day psychosocial workshop in Addis Ababa for the staff of five HIV/AIDS orphanages in January.
Hadassah's Fertility Expert Caters to Hopeful Potential Parents with New Clinic
Despite advances in fertility, many live with the pain of unfilled dreams of parenthood.
Last week, Hadassah Medical Organization's fertility expert Prof. Ariel Revel met a large crowd of potential parents in Tel Aviv at an open meeting where he and other physicians from Hadassah along with colleagues from the Czech Republic revealed how a successful program has been able to overcome one of the common barriers in fertility: the need for egg donation.
Using the Power of Music Therapy at Hadassah Medical Organization
Armed with their instruments in hand, the two men rush into the hospital room with the aim to help the misfortuned patient. They hover over the hospital bed and begin to perform.
Deep Sequencing Analysis Leads to Major Genetic Discoveries at Hadassah
Using a deep sequencing analyzer, Prof. Orly Elpeleg, Director of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Department of Genetic and Metabolic Diseases, and her colleagues have determined the sequence of millions of DNA fragments simultaneously--8,000 times the capacity of the former generation of DNA sequencing machines. This has enabled Hadassah’s researchers to identify important gene mutations that cause severe metabolic diseases and to counteract their devastating effects.
US Cannabis Activist Meets Hadassah’s Cannabis Research Pioneer
Cancer Survivor, Cannabis Activist, and Founder of the Beverly Hill Cannabis Club Cheryl Shuman recently visited Israel to meet with Cannabis Research Pioneer Prof. Raphael Mechoulam of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, whose work provided the basis for the medical community’s embrace of medical marijuana (cannabis).
First Neurology Patients Move in to Hadassah's Hospital Tower
"Welcome! You are the first," Nira Kedar, head nurse of the the neurology department at Hadassah Medical Organization, said, with a huge smile, to Nachshon Halevy. Mr. Halevy will be the first patient to be wheeled into the new neurology department on the ninth floor of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
Hadassah Researchers Use Functional MRI to Detect Responsiveness in Unconscious Patients
"The clinical evaluation of consciousness in Disorder of Consciousness (DOC) patients, based on their exhibited behavior, is difficult and remains erroneous in many cases," report researchers at the Hadassah Medical Organization.
Christian Friends of UK Visit Hadassah and Learn About HIV-AIDS Unit and Israeli-Palestinian Collaboration
As part of a fact-finding tour emphasizing the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians, the Chief Executive of Christian Friends of the United Kingdom, Jacob Vince, along with a delegation of non-denominational Christian laymen and clergy, visited the Hadassah Medical Organization.
David Project Campus Advocates Engage at Hadassah
"We have seen and heard so much about the Mideast conflict, that it's a relief to see a place which is an island of peace," said a member of the David Project delegation, which visited the Hadassah Medical Organization this week.
ALS Stem Cell Trial Yielding “Impressively Positive” Findings
Commenting on the Phase IIa trial of NurOwn™--BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics' stem cell therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)--which is being conducted at the Hadassah Medical Organization, Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, principal investigator, reports that the safety data are "impressively positive" and that the "initial indications of clinical efficacy" are cause for optimism regarding the management of ALS and the future of cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases in general.
Hadassah Pediatricians Team Up with Philippine Embassy to Nurture Children’s Health
On a rainy winter day, a group of pediatricians and a medical clown from the pediatric department of Hadassah's hospital in Mount Scopus traveled to Tel Aviv for Hadassah's annual preventive health initiative at the Philippine Embassy.
A Visit to the Hospital with Historical Ties
It's a vignette of Hadassah's long history intertwining with the development of the Jewish state...
Chicago Boy Takes Magic Show to Israel, Cheers Up Sick Children, for Bar Mitzvah
When Jacob David "Jakey" Korol of Northbrook, Illinois was thinking of a mitzvah project for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah he knew he wanted to do something in Israel.
28 Students from 19 Countries: Hadassah-Hebrew University’s 2013-2014 IMPH Class
The 2013-2014 International Masters of Public Health Program at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine is comprised of 28 students from 19 countries.
Hadassah Graduate Describes Rescue Mission Following Nairobi Terrorist Attack
Kioko Kiilu, a 2007 graduate of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, now Emergency Health Manager for the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), was a first responder when the Israeli-owned Westgate Mall in Nairobi was attacked by a group of terrorists.
Hadassah Graduate Designs Programs That Decrease Death from HIV/AIDS and TB
Benson Ulo, a 2003 graduate of the International Masters of Public Health Program at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, applauds his education for providing him with a “flexible think tank,” where students are equipped to shape public health care worldwide.
Hadassah's Hospitals an Example of Great Customer Service
Thirteen-year-old Adin had open-heart surgery at Hadassah 's hospital in Ein Kerem to replace his pulmonary valve. Read an excerpt from his grandmother's description of the family's quality experience.
New Jersey Man Visiting Israel Finds Himself a Patient at Hadassah's Emergency Center
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
On Icy Road, in Post-Storm Traffic Jam, Hadassah Nurse and Midwife to the Rescue
Despite the end of Jerusalem's largest winter storm, some icy roads were still closed, causing major traffic jams. In one such jam, a Hadassah nurse and a Hadassah midwife helped to bring a baby girl into the world.
80 “Storm Babies” Born at Hadassah Medical Center
Despite 50 centimeters of snow and power outages all over the city, the Hadassah Medical Organization staff worked overtime to help 80 women give birth to their new babies.
A Grandma is Grateful for Hadassah and its “Winning Formula”
"We had every reason to be anxious: our five-year-old granddaughter, Racheli, had a fast-growing tumor in her right arm and it needed to come out," writes a Jerusalem grandmother. Read her letter, describing the wonderful experience Racheli had as a patient at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem.
Goshen, Israel’s Pediatric Community Health Project, Creates Steering Committee and Launches Course for Pediatricians
The Goshen Project, which is spearheading a paradigm shift in the approach to pediatric professional training in Israel, based on the Australian model at the Royal Children's Hospital's Center for Community Child Health in Melbourne, Australia, has now formed its National Steering Committee, with Prof. Eitan Kerem, head of Hadassah's Division of Pediatrics, as Chair, and Prof. Asher Ornoy, head of the Department of Child Development and Rehabilitation at the Israel Ministry of Health, as Chief Executive Officer. It has also launched its first course for pediatricians, with attendees representing the mosaic of Israeli society—Jews and Arabs, secular and Orthodox, as well as urban and rural physicians.
Two State-of-the-Art MRI Machines--Cutting-Edge Diagnosis and Research at Hadassah
The 3 Tesla Trio MRI and the 1.5 Tesla MRI, two sophisticated diagnostic tools, enable Hadassah Medical Organization physicians to examine the functioning of the body in real time.
First Deputy Mayor of Paris Visits Hadassah's Hospital
On December 4, 2013, Mme Anne Hidalgo, First Deputy Mayor of Paris, visited Hadassah Ein Kerem.
Creating the Medicine of the Future: Hadassah’s Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy
The Hadassah Medical Organization's Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy is targeting its research to optimize the chances of fighting a wide range of cancers and neurodegenerative diseases with gene and cell therapy.
Abandoned Baby Receives Life-Saving Heart Surgery at Hadassah
When "Rami," just a few days old, was found in a box on a street in Bethlehem, someone brought him to the Bethlehem Creche, a nearby orphanage. Born with a serious heart problem, he was referred to Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem for life-saving surgery and now is recovering in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Conquering Brain Tumors at the Molecular Level
For Regina Golan-Gerstl, a postdoctoral fellow at the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, the fight against brain cancer has been close-up and personal: her mother died of the disease. She has now identified a genetic protein that is directly implicated in the development of the most prevalent brain cancer--glioblastoma.
Ethnic Diversity, Sophisticated Surgery, Genetic Research: the Character of Pediatrics at Hadassah
One major challenge at Hadassah Medical Organization, Prof. Eitan Kerem explains, is the parents. "Many times they are hostile and they don't have trust," he says. To deal with this situation, the hospital staff provides many activities "to help the parents see each other as human beings, despite their different backgrounds and opinions about how the Middle East conflict should be solved."
Hadassah Hospital Counteracts Violence Against Women with Awareness Campaign in Maternity Ward
Commemorating the United Nations’ International Day for the Prevention of Violence Against Women, nurses and social workers at the Hadassah Medical Organization initiated a project in the maternity ward to encourage women to speak up and put an end to abusive relationships.
Hadassah School Launches Code of Ethics
The Hadassah School, comprised of inpatients of the Hadassah
Medical Organization, has launched a new code of ethics for its multicultural student
population of all ages.
Hadassah UK Trustee and Founder of Dental Wellness Trust Spearheads Oral Health Initiative in South Africa
Thanks to the Dental Wellness Trust, founded by Hadassah United Kingdom Trustee Dr. Linda Greenwall, an innovative, supervised tooth brushing program has been taking place in Khayelitsha, South Africa since last April, involving 600 school children.
Hadassah’s Prof. Orly Elpeleg Receives KKL-JNF 2013 Outstanding Medical Scientist Award
Prof. Orly Elpeleg, head of the Department
of Genetic and Metabolic Diseases at the Hadassah Medical Center, has been
awarded the KKL-JNF’s 2013 Samuel and Paula Elkeles Outstanding Scientist in
Update: New Test Developed at Hadassah Predicts Presence of Harmful BRCA Mutation Which Can Trigger Breast Cancer
Israeli researchers, led by Dr. Asher Salmon, then Senior Oncologist at the Hadassah Medical Center, developed a blood test that reveals it is possible to predict the presence of harmful BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in otherwise healthy women using a novel technology called gene expression profiling.
From the Desk of Avigdor Kaplan
This year, the unique convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving has special meaning for the three people who have made nearly miraculous recoveries following a devastating stroke, a heart attack and a hit-and-run accident. I say 'nearly miraculous,' because all of them really owe their lives to Hadassah's superb medical teams.
Israeli Nurse Speaks from the Heart Direct from the Philippines
Read a note from Reuven Gelfond, on the scene in the Phillippines helping with the destruction from the typhoon.
Hadassah Nurse In Charge of IDF Operating Theater in Philippines
Head Hadassah Nurse Reuven Gelfond, who was on the scene after Haiti's destruction years ago, is now in the Phillipines responding to the disaster with an IDF medical team.
Memorable Milestones from the Chair of Pediatrics at Hadassah
Attending the Bar Mitzvah of a boy whose mother's life he helped to save while she was pregnant with him, and being at the wedding of a woman he has treated since she was an infant are two of Prof. Eitan Kerem's most recent emotion-packed experiences as the Chair of the Pediatrics Division at the Hadassah Medical Center.
Appreciative Parent and Patient Give Back
When 12-year-old Dennis immigrated to Israel from the Ukraine, he was already sick and in need of a bone marrow transplant
Where the Ice Breaks: Gazan Guide, Israeli Soldier Meet at Hadassah's Hospital
Stories of building bridges to peace at Hadassah Medical Organization