Now is the time to stand in solidarity with Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO).
My previous emails and our dedicated HMO UPDATE webpage have kept you informed about the recovery effort at HMO. But now is the time for you to take action. Negotiations with the Government of Israel continue, but to date have not resulted in the changes we need to keep Hadassah's hospitals thriving and serving the people of Israel.
On Tuesday, March 18, a large tent will be erected outside the Knesset in Jerusalem. Hundreds of supporters—including physicians, nurses, former patients, and concerned citizens—will make their voices heard. I will be leading a contingent of HMO Board members, HWZOA past presidents, Hadassah Israel, Hadassah Office in Israel and representatives from Hadassah International, Youth Aliyah and Young Judaea. We will present a petition in support of HMO with more than 20,000 signatures to the Government of Israel, and invite Members of the Knesset to visit the tent and meet with us. On the same day, we are calling for a show of solidarity at the Israeli Consulate in New York City.
There are three important ways to show your love of Hadassah and your support of Israel’s finest medical organization, even if you are not in the New York area.
Hadassah Medical Organization is close to my heart, and I know it is to yours too. Our patient care is unparalleled. Our pioneering research benefits people in every corner of the globe. We have sent over a billion dollars in the last ten years to HMO—over $80-million each year, including maintenance, endowments and special gifts. It has been our privilege to do so. But now we need the Government of Israel to provide the same level of financial support to Hadassah's hospitals that it does to Israel's public hospitals.
Keep up to date by visiting the Hadassah HMO UPDATE page on our website often. Stand with us!
PS. You can also support the recovery effort with a gift to Hadassah Medical Organization. Donate online at Hadassah.org/donate or call 800-928-0685.