Hadassah

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

Friday, Apr 3 2020

A Message from Senior Emergency Room Physician Dr. Ahmad Naama

There are moments here at Hadassah Ein Kerem when words are unnecessary. Moments of a pained sigh or strained breath.

It’s already a few weeks now that our daily lives are comprised of these moments.

Moments of the coronavirus.

Some are harder, others more optimistic.

All suspected of being sick, those displaying the symptoms are brought here. The symptomatic. That’s what everyone calls them.

We move among our patients, from bed to bed, in the biological trauma unit apart from our regular trauma area. Their conditions vary in severity, including serious. Treating, supporting, calming, empathizing, and mainly waiting for the test results. Positive or negative? Their faces question us each time we’re near.

This war belongs to us all—Arabs, Jews, religious, secular. In Israel and abroad. This plague doesn’t take root in origin or nationality. It doesn’t consider whom you believe in. It attacks everyone. And this everyone? This everyone includes those fighting it—Arabs, Jews, religious, secular.

Our team at Hadassah Medical Organization includes them all. Treats all. We don’t distinguish between language, customs, or skullcap.

For now, we’re covered from head to toe, moving from bed to bed. Our patients are suffering from fever or breathlessness, and all that I hope is that they can see our eyes. Reflected there is everything we want to tell them.

Related Stories

alt_text

Thursday, May 21 2020

Hadassah Doctor to Study Link Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

It is well known that sleep apnea, a condition where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, can cause...

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, May 21 2020

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

Featured on a webinar hosted by David Bernstein, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, and Janice Weinman, chief executive officer of Hadassah, Prof. Yoram Weiss, director of Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, told viewers how Israel and Hadassah have so far successfully stopped COVID-19 from raging, despite the recent opening up of the country.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Friday, May 15 2020

Hadassah Saves Preschooler Following Deathstalker Scorpion Bite

When a 4-year-old girl was recently stung by a yellow scorpion known as the deathstalker, one of her parents decided to try a home cure first.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Friday, May 15 2020

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

What makes the Hadassah Medical Organization unique in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic?

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Israel Travel

israeltravel@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More