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The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower
Moving-In Day ceremony

The doors to the magnificent Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower opened March 19th to welcome the first patients. The Tower will be formally dedicated at our Centennial Convention on October 16. Before the patients arrived, a celebratory—and stirring—Moving In Day Ceremony was held in the elegant three-story glass-enclosed atrium that serves as the main entrance to the Tower. Hadassah National President Marcie Natan presented the key to the Tower to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat

The doors to the magnificent Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower opened March 19th to welcome the first patients. The Tower will be formally dedicated at our Centennial Convention on October 16. Before the patients arrived, a celebratory—and stirring—Moving In Day Ceremony was held in the elegant three-story glass-enclosed atrium that serves as the main entrance to the Tower entrance. Hadassah National President Marcie Natan presented the key to the Tower to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

Speakers—poignant and inspiring--included Ehud Kokia, Director-General, Hadassah Medical Organization; Shlomo Mor-Yosef, previous Director-General; Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, and others. The more than 400 guests included government officials, senior officials of Israel's healthcare system, members of the Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors, representatives from the construction companies, and the architects from Israel and Texas.

Prof. Alon Pikarsky led the guests in singing Israel's national anthem, Hatikvah—The Hope. "In bricks and mortar, the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower represents the heart and soul of each and every one of us and the amazing staff that made it happen," said Judy Swartz presiding at the event with her husband Sidney, Co-Chairs of the Tower Campaign. The ceremony ended, and the champagne was poured, after Sidney Swartz and Rabbi Amar affixed the mezuzah.

Watch a video about the opening of Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem, June 6, 1961.

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