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COVID-19 Updates from Israel and in Our Communities

Working closely with Israel's Ministry of Health, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem is taking extraordinary measures during this unprecedented crisis. Domestically, we have cancelled or postponed all major national and local events through the end of April, and all offices officially closed March 16. Our staff and volunteers continue our important work virtually. Check this page for updates on how we’re saving lives.

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Updates:

May 21: Best Practices to Fight COVID-19: Hadassah Shares Promising Strategies

May 15: A Personal Hour With Hadassah Hospital Senior Staff During COVID-19

May 13: Israel grapples with new arrangements as coronavirus lockdown lessens - The Jerusalem Post

May 13: OR Protocol: Hadassah Surgeon Shares Expertise in International Forum

May 13: “Listen” to the Voices of Our Dedicated Nurses

May 7: Hadassah Hospital prepares for second wave - Breaking Israel News

May 7: Our Members Respond to COVID-19

May 7: Six Hadassah Nurses to Watch

May 6: Hadassah Geriatrician: Don’t Generalize About Old People and COVID-19

May 6: A Salute to Hadassah Hospital’s Midwives on International Midwife Day

May 6: Israeli Nurse of the Year Prize Goes to Hadassah NICU Head Nurse

May 6: Saved After December Heart Attack, Teacher Gives Birth at Hadassah

May 6: Worried About Your Heart? New Hadassah Cardiac Hotline Offers Help

May 5: Israeli comic, treated at Hadassah, performs for captive audience - Times of Israel

May 4: “Women are Magical,” Says Hadassah Nurse Midwife

May 4: Hadassah’s Arabic-Speaking Nurses Seek to Keep People Safe During Ramadan

May 4: Youngsters with Inflamed Heart Muscle—Is This COVID-19 Related?

May 1: As restrictions are lifted, Israeli children go back to school - The Jerusalem Post

May 1: Israeli team finds way to inject drug against COVID-19 infections - The Jerusalem Post

April 29: Art students use 3-D printer to supply medical face shield - The Jerusalem Post

April 29: Israel’s Arab doctors surmount challenges in combating coronavirus - The National

April 28: Nurse on front line of Israel’s coronavirus battle speaks out - Breaking Israel News

April 28: From the Army to a COVID-19 Unit: A Hadassah Nurse on the Front Lines

April 28: Hadassah Mourns the Passing of Transplant Hero Rabbi Yeshayahu Heber

April 28: Hadassah Trauma Nurse Recognized as Woman of the Week

April 28: Back to School for Israeli Children? A Proposal From a Hadassah Team

April 27: Israeli Hospitals Close Some Coronavirus Wards - Haaretz

April 27: Hadassah Hospital Braces for Second Wave of COVID-19 - Breaking Israel Newst

April 27: Zionist Reflections for Israel Independence Day

April 27: The Washington Post Highlights Hadassah’s COVID-19 Response

April 27: Holocaust Remembrance in a COVID-19 Unit: A Hadassah Nurse Reflects

April 27: Protective Gear with a Personal Touch at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem

April 26: Coronavirus Drug to be Tested on Patients at Hadassah Hospital - The Jerusalem Post

April 26: Supplier of Hadassah Hospital’s COVID-19 Ventilators Goes Global - The Media Line

April 26: Thriving in Time and Space During the COVID-19 Pandemic - by Jorge Diener – Thrive Global

April 26: Happy Ending to the Story That Went Viral - Yeshiva World

April 28: An Arab doctor and an ultra-orthodox Jew find common ground in a COVID-19 Ward - Washington Post

April 25: An Arab doctor and an ultra-Orthodox Jew find common ground in a covid ward - The Washington Post

April 25: Doctors Rethink Rush to Ventilate - The New York Times

April 24: Gift of Life Founder Rabbi Haber Passes Away at Hadassah Hospital - The Jerusalem Post

April 23: On the Way to a Cure for COVID-19: Hadassah’s Researchers Forge Ahead

April 22: Critical Medical Research on COVID-19 at Hadassah Shared with an International Audience - Breaking Israel News

April 22: Israeli Researcher’s Robotics Tested at Hadassah Hospital - NoCamels.com

April 22: Don’t Avoid Treatment During COVID-19 Crisis, HMO Oncologists Counsel

April 22: Make an impact from home. Introducing an important new Hadassah initiative. - Hadassah @Home #5
We hope that you're managing as well as you can during this difficult period. Staying connected and active can be a tremendous source of comfort, especially when we're all spending so much time at home.

April 20: Hadassah’s Testing Protocol Adopted by Others, Antibody Treatment Next

April 20: On the Eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Nurse’s Heritage of Resilience

April 18: $500 Ventilator from Israel May Save Lives - Yahoo Finance

April 17: How Are You Sleeping These Days, Hadassah Survey Asks

April 17: A Poignant Look Inside COVID-19 Unit at Hadassah Hospital

April 17: A Memo from the Director of Hadassah’s Cardiac Wellness Center for Women

April 17: In the Shadow of COVID-19: Hadassah’s Pollin Center Social Media Caveats

April 17: Hadassah’s Pollin Center for Women Offers COVID-19 Coping Strategies

April 16: Hadassah Hospital COVID-19 Expert: This is a Once-in-a-Century Disease - From The Grapevine

April 16: Israel Fast-Tracks Ventilator - Israel21c

April 16: Tamar Robotics Deploys COVID-19 Robot at Hadassah Hospital - Yahoo Finance

April 15: Israeli Researchers Develop COVID-19 Test That is 10x Faster - Israel21c

April 14: Israeli Researchers Develop 3D-Printed Ventilators - Christian Broadcasting Service

April 14: 8-Year-Old Boy Infected with Coronavirus Treated at Hadassah Hospital - The Jerusalem Post

April 14: Top Israel Researchers Divided Over Coronavirus Testing Materials - Jerusalem Online

April 14: Reflecting on a Brighter Future - Jewish News Service

April 14: Meet Israel’s Coronavirus Frontline Heroes - Israel Today

April 14: Israeli Scientists Use Alternative Materials for Virus Tests - The Times of Israel

April 14: 5 Days Inside An Israeli Coronavirus Ward - Haaretz

April 14: A Happy Passover 2020 for Ilan Chaim

April 14: Hadassah Hospital Trauma Expert: Building Emotional Resilience through the COVID-19 Crisis (video)

April 13: Israel's President Reuven Rivlin Praises Hadassah Hospital Workers (video)

April 13: In Photos: 5 Days Inside an Israeli Coronavirus Ward - Haaretz

April 13: Israeli researchers develop faster, cheaper COVID-19 test - The Jerusalem Post

April 13: Next Phase of COVID-19: Update from Hadassah Ein Kerem Director

April 13: Hadassah Director General Shares Plans, Concerns, and Appreciation

April 13: Hadassah Begins New Clinical Drug Trial for COVID-19 Patients (video)

April 11: The meaning of the COVID-19 pandemic on the eve of Passover - ThriveGlobal.com

April 11: 53-year-old mother of 9 among coronavirus victims - World Israel News

April 10: Children who will never be born should be counted as victims of coronavirus - Israel Hayom

April 9: Passover during the time of COVID-19 - ThriveGlobal.com

April 8: Happy Passover. May you take comfort in the holiday’s message of resilience - and in our Hadassah community. - Hadassah @Home #4
We hope that you're managing as well as you can during this difficult period. Staying connected and active can be a tremendous source of comfort, especially when we're all spending so much time at home.

April 8: Coronavirus lockdown: life-saving or lunacy? - The Jerusalem Post

April 8: Inside the effort to keep Israel’s hospitals running - Haaretz

April 8: Hadassah Hospital Expert Q&A: Why is this virus different? - The Times of Israel

April 8: Sharing Israel’s Protocols for Battling COVID-19

April 8: Director General Updates Hadassah Global Leaders About COVID-19

April 8: Hadassah to Launch Clinical Trials of a Serum to Fight COVID-19

April 7: Virtual Community Gathering: Israel's Response to the Coronavirus

April 7: Choosing what to worry about: A coronavirus coping strategy - ThriveGlobal.com

April 7: Hadassah Hospital to test Japanese drug Avigan - Hamodia

April 7: The war on COVID-19 belongs to all of us - ThriveGlobal

April 7: Hadassah Hospital among 22 Israeli hospitals to receive funds from Rothschild Foundation - The Jerusalem Post

April 7: Hadassah to Initiate Trials of Japanese Drug to Fight COVID-19

April 6: Hadassah Hospital among first to try experimental Japanese COVID-19 drug - The Jerusalem Post

April 6: Hadassah Cardiologist: Don’t Let Fear of COVID-19 Keep You From Urgent Care

April 5: Hadassah Hospital to allow restricted visits to coronavirus patients - Algemeiner

April 5: Israeli Hospitals get ready for COVID-19 peak (video) - TheMediaLine.com

April 5: Coronavirus patient dies in hospital she spent her whole life working in - YnetNews

April 5: Hadassah Hospital to conduct trials on alternative respirator system - The Jerusalem Post

April 5: Hadassah DG Rotstein adamant about testing staff - The Times of Israel

April 3: Hadassah Hospital looks for creative way to say good-bye - Haaretz

April 3: Hadassah’s Dr. Allon Moses gives update on effects of coronavirus - The Jerusalem Post

April 3: One Heart opens child care center at Hadassah Hospitals to care for staff kids - The Jerusalem Post

April 3: Israel coronavirus update - The Yeshiva World

April 3: “This War Belongs to Us All—Arabs, Jews, Religious, Secular. In Israel and Abroad.”

April 3: Hadassah Director General Prof. Rotstein Under Quarantine

April 3: Hadassah Nurse Brings Blooming Smiles to Rehab Patients

April 3: Hadassah Launches Telemedicine as Initial COVID-19 Triage

April 3: Hadassah Nurses Are Literally Putting on Happy Faces!

April 3: Lifelong Hadassah Staffer, 81, Recovers From COVID-19

April 3: First Hadassah COVID-19 Patient Reunites With Family and Returns to Work

April 3: Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Ran Nir-Paz gives Hadassah update to virus - Jewish News Service

April 2: Yoram Weiss interview about Hadassah Hospital’s staff testing protocols - CNN

April 2: Helmsley Charitable Trust donates $1M for Hadassah Hospital coronavirus isolation ward - The Jerusalem Post

April 2: Director of Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem Appears on CNN (video)

April 1: Yoram Weiss featured in CNN feature on hospital staff testing - CNN

April 1: It's Wednesday. We hope these new Hadassah offerings help get you over the hump. - Hadassah @Home #3
We hope that you're managing as well as you can during this difficult period. Staying connected and active can be a tremendous source of comfort, especially when we're all spending so much time at home.

March 31: Together During COVID-19: Prof. Allon Moses on JBS-TV (video)

March 31: IDF teachers caring for Hadassah Hospital staff children - The Jerusalem Post

March 31: Israel Aerospace Industry partners with Hadassah to develop “green island” to fight coronavirus - Haaretz

March 30: 10 “Bridges to Peace” Facts about Hadassah Hospital healthcare you might not know - Times of Israel

March 30: Ultra-orthodox compose 40-60% of patients at Hadassah Hospitals - The Jerusalem Post

March 30: Hadassah Hospital has only 55 of Israel’s available 2,800 ventilators - Ynet News

March 30: Building Intensive Care Capacity for COVID-19 Patients at Hadassah (video)

March 30: Despite Corona, Hadassah Convoy’s Fallen Are Not Forgotten

March 27: Experiencing Shabbat During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 26: Hadassah to Supply 700,000 Bottles of Hadassol to Israeli Health System

March 26: Hadassah Nurse Cuts Short Maternity Leave to Work in Coronavirus Unit

March 25: We're here for you! Connect with Hadassah from home. - Hadassah @Home #2
We hope that you're managing as well as you can during this difficult period. Staying connected and active can be a tremendous source of comfort, especially when we're all spending so much time at home.

March 25: All-Staff Corona Testing at Hadassah Identifies Asymptomatic Carriers (video)

March 25: Hadassah Surmounts Corona Travel Restrictions to Save Baby’s Life

March 24: IDF soldier from New Jersey receiving treatment at Hadassah Ein Kerem - The Jerusalem Post

March 24: Hadassah's Dr. Simcha Yagel on Pregnancy and Covid-19 (video)

March 24: Jewish Life Cycle Continues in Midst of Coronavirus—A Brit at Hadassah

March 24: Hadassah Hospital doctor uses cartoonist skills to explain coronavirus — FromTheGrapevine.com

March 24: Hadassah Hospital become first Israeli hospital to test all staff members for coronavirus — Israel National News

March 24: Israel corona virus tally up to 1,238 — YnetNews

March 24: Prof. Zeev Rotstein reportedly urges Netanyahu not to order indefinite curfew — i24News

March 23: The role of Hadassah in fighting pandemics and plagues in The Holy Land — Israel21C

March 23: The “Art” of Healing at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus

March 23: Hadassah’s Youth Aliyah Teens Maintain Bond with Holocaust Survivors

March 22: A bris without the parents at Hadassah Hospital — The Yeshiva World

March 22: Israel approaches 1,000 patient mark — The Times of Israel

March 20: Hadassah’s Medical Clown Reaches Out to Us (video)

March 20: Hadassah Inpatient Units Share Space to Accommodate Another Corona Unit

March 20: Teen From Kazakhstan Feels Safe in Hadassah Youth Village (video)

March 20: Hadassah Hospital opens daycare center for children of staff — The Jerusalem Post

March 20:Defense Department Ministry to purchase 2,500 ventilators — Israel Hayom

March 20:Hadassah Hospital recruits Tel Aviv University students to process corona virus tests — EurekaAlert.com

March 20:Mossad imports 100,000 coronavirus test kits overnight —The Jewish Press

March 20:Dr. Ran Nir-Paz treats coronavirus patients in isolation ward —Israel National News

March 19: 89-Year-Old Corona Patient In Critical Condition in Yerushalayim — The Yeshiva World

March 19: Testing, Testing, Testing—Hadassah Gears Up to Fight Coronavirus
As one of the few hospitals in Israel tasked by the Ministry of Health with caring for victims of the coronavirus, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem is in the forefront of the battle to fight the highly contagious and dangerous disease.

March 18: I'm inside the coronavirus outbreak ward at Hadassah Hospital. Here's my story. — JTA

March 18: Staying in? Keep your mind, body and values active with us! - Hadassah @Home #1
We hope that you're managing as well as you can during this difficult period. Staying connected and active can be a tremendous source of comfort, especially when we're all spending so much time at home.

March 18: Listen Now: Pandemic Specialist Offers Coronavirus Insights
In this recorded update, HMO infectious disease specialist Dr. Allon Moses provides clear answers to some of our most pressing questions about the coronavirus, including what is being done and what each of us needs to do.

March 17: Hadassah Hospital Meeting Emergency Demand
Find out from top Hadassah leaders in the US and Israel how HMO is answering the Israeli government’s call for assitance in fighting COVID-19 and how are medical teams are fighting on the front lines of the coronovirus in Israel. Be sure to scroll down for an update form HMO Director General Zeev Rotstein.

March 17: Hadassah Hospital triples coronavirus testing — The Jerusalem Post

March 16: Israeli coronavirus cases spike — The Jerusalem Post

March 16: Pregnant Woman Was in Quarantine. Then She Went into Labor.

March 15: President Rhoda Smolow’s Timely Message
"Many of us, who have been devoted to Hadassah and Israel throughout our lifetimes, can once again stand proudly to say that our hospital is stepping up to offer what no other hospital can," says Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow in this important message.

March 14: Israeli woman with coronavirus gives birth at Hadassah Hospital — The Jerusalem Post

March 13: Hadassah Hospital requires exam to enter hospital — News1

March 13: Israel Health Ministry increases testing — Haaretz

March 12: Hadassah Hospital one of five coronavirus testing sites in Israel — Haaretz

March 12: Hadassah Hospital announces precautions — The Yeshiva World

March 12: Temperature check and questionnaire for those entering Hadassah Hospital — Israel National News

March 9: Hadassah Expert: Covid19 unlikely to wane by summer — The Times of Israel

March 8: Israel third in world for rate of coronavirus tests — Haaretz

March 7: HMO doctor answers questions about coronavirus — From The Grapevine

March 6: Israel Health Ministry: Essential services should plan for coronavirus disruption — The Jerusalem Post

March 2: Israelis and Palestinians cooperate over coronavirus — TheMediaLine.com

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