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Texas First Lady Anita Perry Tours Hadassah's Hospital in Ein Kerem





With Prof. Yoram Weiss

During her visit to Israel as part of the Texas Economic Development Mission, First Lady Anita Perry toured the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem where she received an in-depth briefing from Prof. Yoram Weiss, Medical Director of Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem in the Shock Trauma Center. A nurse by profession, Mrs. Perry was especially interested in his description of how Hadassah handles mass casualty events.

She then met with Dr. Polina Stepensky, a specialist in pediatric bone marrow transplantation, who escorted her through the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, where she visited with several young patients and their mothers. Hadassah is the only hospital in the greater Jerusalem area where children can receive a bone marrow transplant, which could potentially save their lives.

Mother and Child Center

During her visit to Israel as part of the Texas Economic Development Mission, First Lady Anita Perry toured the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem where she received an in-depth briefing from Prof. Yoram Weiss, Medical Director of Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem in the Shock Trauma Center. A nurse by profession, Mrs. Perry was especially interested in his description of how Hadassah handles mass casualty events.

In the lobby of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center, the First Lady enjoyed a few playful moments with Afik and Ro'ee , the three-month-old twin sons of Chana and Shuki Ganot-Admanit of Jerusalem. She then met with Dr. Polina Stepensky, a specialist in pediatric bone marrow transplantation, who escorted her through the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, where she visited with several young patients and their mothers. Hadassah is the only hospital in the greater Jerusalem area where children can receive a bone marrow transplant, which could potentially save their lives.

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

During her visit to Israel as part of the Texas Economic Development Mission, First Lady Anita Perry toured the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem where then met with Dr. Polina Stepensky (left), a specialist in pediatric bone marrow transplantation, who escorted her through the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. They are pictured with fifteen-month-old Loujine, who is recovering from a bone marrow transplant, and her mother Iman from Bethlehem. Hadassah is the only hospital in the greater Jerusalem area where children can receive a bone marrow transplant, which could potentially save their lives.

Earlier in her visit, the First Lady met with Prof. Yoram Weiss, Medical Director of Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem in the Shock Trauma Center. A nurse by profession, Mrs. Perry was especially interested in his description of how Hadassah handles mass casualty events.

Date: 10/21/2013

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