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.
“It's a pleasure and so important to see how you treat patients from all backgrounds,” said Eberstein.
They were welcomed by Hadassah Hospital Medical Director Professor Yoram Weiss who provided a short update on the research and advanced treatment at Hadassah's hospital, and accompanied by the Israel Foreign Ministry Head of the North European Desk Amir Maimon.
With 500 beds, 19 stories (five underground) and state-of-the-art technical equipment, the Tower is the most advanced medical facility in the Middle East.
The delegation visited the healing gardens of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, where they also heard of the preference of Jerusalem patients to have double rooms instead of the private rooms preferred in countries like Sweden or the United States as an example of multiculturalism in action at Hadassah Medical Organization. They saw the Chagall windows, with their potent symbols of justice and peace, created for the Hadassah synagogue by the late artist Marc Chagall.
In the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Ms. Eberstein and her delegation visited a two-month old Palestinian patient from Nablus who is being cared for while preparing for cardiac surgery.
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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
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