NEW YORK – The
board of directors of Hadassah Medical Organization, the pioneering health care
provider for the State of Israel, today named Esther Dominissini its
chairman. Dominissini, Director General at the National Insurance
Institute in Jerusalem, is the first woman to lead the HMO board.
have been fortunate to work for many years with the Israeli government, gaining
valuable experiences and a deep familiarity with the government, particularly
the Ministry of Health,” said Dominissini, who lives in Kiryat Ono, near Tel
Aviv. “It is an honor to be
selected by my peers to the leadership of the HMO board, and I look forward to
working with my fellow board members, with HMO management, including our new
Director General, Prof. Ehud Kokia, and with the thousands of women at
Hadassah, as together we take Hadassah into its second century.”
joined the HMO board in March 2010.
Professionally, she has been Director General at the National Insurance
Institute since 2008. In that
role, she manages the 4,000-employee institute whose work in social policy falls under the purview of the
minister of welfare and social services.
leadership in National Insurance brings Hadassah a wealth of knowledge about
the public sector,” said Joyce Rabin, who serves as Hadassah Medical
Organization Chair on the board of directors of Hadassah, the Women’s
Zionist Organization of America. “She is a highly respected member of
the board who asks critical questions and offers concrete alternatives as the
board deliberates on matters of vital importance to HMO.”
Previous to her current role at the National
Insurance Institute, Dominissini was Director General of the Israel National
Employment Service, part of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. Her primary responsibility was helping
unemployed individuals find work via overseeing a nationwide network of 71
local employment bureaus staffed by 800 people.
spending six years as director of the Academic College of Law in Ramat Gan,
Dominissini served as a major general in the Israel Police, leading the
department of community and civil guard. She was promoted to that role after heading the human
holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Tel Aviv University, where she
also took graduate courses in criminology and criminal law, as well as a
bachelor’s in sociology from Hebrew University.
succeeds Yossi Rosen, who became chairman of the HMO board in April 2010. He continues as an elected member of the
“We are grateful for
Yossi’s leadership and that he will continue as a director,” said
Hadassah National President Marcie Natan.
“We eagerly welcome Esti and
appreciate how Yossi and Esti are already working together to ensure a smooth
“As we approach the
opening of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower and Hadassah’s centennial celebration in
2012, we look forward to her valuable contributions as our hospitals continue
to provide world-class research and outstanding medical care to over one
million patients every year.”
Esther Dominissini, new chairman of Hadassah Medical Organization
board of directors