Hadassah

Jungle Scene Enlivens Pediatric Trauma Waiting Area at Hadassah

Tuesday, Jan 21 2020

Colorful toucans, zebras, and giraffes form the backdrop for cuddly stuffed animals like monkeys and lions in the new pediatric trauma waiting room at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. Wooden toys invite play for younger patients, and a video gaming room with soccer-shaped chairs engages older kids. A library with story-books helps distract the children, while parents prepare drinks in the kitchenette.

It all came about when a group of mothers from Jerusalem’s Kibbutz Ramat Rachel decided the old waiting room needed sprucing up and began working on the project with Hadassah Hospital staff. Kibbutznik Lior Tzangen became devoted to this initiative after she brought her three-week-old baby to the hospital when he began vomiting. “Given our son’s age, our concern was off the charts,” she explained at the opening ceremony for the new waiting area. “We received amazing, thoughtful, and compassionate care.”  The baby, it turned out, had a virus. 

Tzangen also recalled a second visit to Hadassah with her daughter, aged two. The toddler had burned her hands on a hot surface. On that occasion as well, the staff was “there for us around the clock,” Tzangen says.

Patients often say, “I don’t know how to thank you.”  Not the mothers of Kibbutz Ramat Rachel! 






Learn more about the Hadassah Medical Organization.

Related Stories

alt_text

Wednesday, Feb 26 2020

Database at Hadassah Unlocks the Door to Disease Detection

We are accustomed to having blood tests when we go to the hospital, but soon patients at the Hadassah will be asked to give DNA samples, too.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Tuesday, Feb 25 2020

To the Ends of the Earth

Hadassah Medical Organization prides itself on always going the extra mile in medical care, but oncology nurse Tamar Madson-Grossman...

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Feb 19 2020

A Hadassah Cardiologist, a New Baby, and a Parking Lot

It was dark and raining hard when cardiologist Prof. Ronen Beeri parked his car and hurried toward Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem...

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Feb 19 2020

Meet Dr. Ibrahim Abu Zahira, Hadassah Pediatric Cardiologist

The young doctor rings the doorbell on Star Street in Bethlehem, hoping the parents will still go along with...

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