Hadassah Medical Organization Chair Joyce Rabin and husband as well as Associate, Jeffrey Rabin, cut the tape on the Treatment Room at Hadassah Hospital.
Hadassah Medical Organization Chair Joyce Rabin and her husband, Hadassah Associate, Jeffrey Rabin of Woodmere, New York, unveiled on October 12 the new, high-tech Treatment Room that they donated in honor of their children and grandchildren.
On the second day of the Society of Major Donors pre-mission of the Hadassah Centennial celebrations, they cut the ribbon at the entrance to the room during a private tour led by Hadassah Medical Organization director-general Ehud Kokia and, together with Hadassah National President Marcie Natan.
Kokia lauded Joyce Rabin for her decades of service. "You do your job magnificently and it positively influences Hadassah, especially here," Kokia said.
The room, located on the seventh floor of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in the Ear, Nose and Throat Department, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to examine and treat patients who need maxo-facial surgery.
Natan called Rabin the perfect HMO chair, "involved, committed, and supportive, from the big picture work of how to move the hospital forward through difficult challenges into the future to the day-to-day nitty-gritty activities."
Moved by the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the accolades she received, a tearful Rabin returned the appreciation to Natan.
"Having Marcie Natan as national president at this time in history, making inroads in history, is such an honor for all of us," Rabin said. "You exemplify leadership with dignity, calm, and love, and mazal tov to you." Rabin added that she had been very involved with the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower campaign from the beginning.
"Because I was so moved by it I decided to also give a gift to this incredible campaign," she said. "The treatment room resonated with me because I know that when people come for treatment they want to be in an environment that is state of the art, and that gives a sense of confidence that they will be treated right. To see this room unveiled really moved and warmed us – we are overwhelmed with pride."
Rabin has been involved with Hadassah for nearly four decades, from her first role as financial secretary. A school teacher by training, her colleagues recognized in her a natural aptitude for finance and fundraising. She quickly went on to become chapter president, Nassau Region president, development coordinator, Major Gifts chair, and Executive chair.
In 2005, after serving as convention chair, past president June Walker invited Rabin to serve as chair of the Tower campaign. In that capacity, she helped raise $130 million during her tenure, even before the campaign was revealed to the public.
"It was a stunning way to start the campaign and I'm still involved," Rabin said. "It is the kind of role that you never leave, and you never want to leave.
Date: 10/15/2012 12:00:00 AM