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Director of Hadassah’s Pediatric ICU Dies

Dr. Ido Yatsiv, 57, director of Hadassah’s pediatric intensive care unit, died Saturday as a result of massive internal bleeding following surgery.

In a letter to National President Marcie Natan and HMO Coordinator Joyce Rabin, HMO Director General Ehud Kokia wrote, “Dr. Yatsiv was one of HMO’s leaders, who significantly contributed to Hadassah's worldwide reputation as a top medical center. A graduate of Hadassah – Hebrew University School of Medicine, he did his residency at Hadassah, and returned after completing his fellowship at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC. He has directed our PICU since 2002. He was also one of the co-founders of the Israeli Society of Pediatric Critical Care and was active in establishing critical care as an independent sub-specialty within pediatrics and in setting up the fellowship curriculum. Dr. Yatsiv’s sudden and unexpected death interrupted his clinical and scientific work as he was about to fulfill his dream of opening the new upgraded PICU in just a few months.

“We will remember Dr. Ido Yatsiv as an excellent physician, always smiling when interacting with his patients and their parents, a colleague and a very good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gabi, his wife, Noam, their son, and the entire family.”

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