Caring for Soldiers at the Hadassah Medical Center
Hadassah Medical Center.
The Hadassah Medical Center'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.
Hadasit, Hadassah’s Technology Transfer Arm, Reviews
When the Hadassah University Medical Center’s physicians suggest a
solution to a medical problem which can lead to the development of a new
medicine or product, Hadasit, Hadassah’s technology transfer arm, explores its
feasibility and supports the promotion of those viable ideas with innovation
potential. Although 2012 has been “a year full of challenges for the life
science industry,” says Einat Zisman, Hadasit’s Chief Executive Officer,
Hadasit still signed 125 agreements for clinical trials, all to be done at
Hadassah. In addition, Hadasit signed 15 agreements for cooperation and
commercialization of technologies that were developed at Hadassah. Click here
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