|Cincinnati Chapter Hosts Prof. Dr. YoelDonchin at Dessert Reception |
Sharon Casper, Cincinnati Chapter Co-President and Dr. YoelDonchin, Hadassah Hospital Head of Patient Safety
YoelDonchin, Head of Patient Safety at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Anesthesiology Specialist, and a Current Practitioner of Human Factors Engineering, spoke to members and friends of the Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah. Dr. Donchin's visit is a continuing part of the partnership between Hadassah Medical Organization and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
In honor of Hadassah's Centennial Dr. Donchin's presentation began by highlighting Hadassah's founder, Henrietta Szold and the first hospital. He presented how the Operating Team at Hadassah Hospital worked on being pre-emptive in the operating theatre utilizing a special briefing as a tool for enhancing team performance and patient safety. Yoel shared photos of the new hospital gowns being utilized that avoid duplication and assist with modesty. He concluded with the introduction of the history of Medical Clowning at Hadassah Hospital and how the program has grown.
The Dream Doctors project sponsoring medical clowns in the service of medicine, founded and funded by the Magi (Philnor) Foundation, began its operations at the Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, in 2002. Now, after 10 years of activity, this project has achieved clear and astounding achievements. The scope of its quality and quantity has expanded. The Hadassah-University Medical Center, EinKerem, employs four professional clowns who are a part of the regular work roster in the mornings in the different departments, and are also available as determined by the medical staff.
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