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Hadassah UK New Nursery at Mount Scopus – Rosh Hashanah Appeal

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When Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus campus reopened in 1976, it was considered the most spacious and developed hospital in Jerusalem and was built to accommodate 250 births each month. Now this has almost doubled and, with nearly 500 babies born every month, is expected to rise significantly in time as Jerusalem continues to grow. With…



Israel’s ICUs overflow as unvaccinated patients fall severely ill

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As coronavirus cases continue to surge across Israel, the country’s hospitals say their intensive care units (ICUs) are working overtime to deal with the flow of new COVID patients, most of whom apparently were not vaccinated. Despite conducting one of the world’s fastest vaccination campaigns, Israel has been struggling to contain the highly contagious delta…



HADASSAH EIN KEREM AND HADASSAH MOUNT SCOPUS NAMED ISRAEL’S BEST HOSPITALS

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The Health Ministry’s report for 2020 places Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in first place in the major hospital category and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus at the top in the category of small-campus hospitals. Both received a maximum score of 10. The scoresheet takes into account a vast array of services. Among them are the ability…



ISRAEL’S HEALTH MINISTER CONFIRMS POSSIBLE LOCKDOWN AS NUMBER OF SERIOUS COVID-19 CASES MOUNT

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Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz tells Army Radio that another lockdown is a “possibility.” As number of serious cases continues to rise, Hadassah Medical Centre reopens COVID unit. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett convened a meeting on Sunday devoted to more stringent enforcement of COVID-19 regulations in light of a spike in the number of new cases…



COVID-19: HAS ISRAEL DONE ENOUGH TO HALT A DELTA VARIANT OUTBREAK?

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Are the minimal restrictions passed by the coronavirus cabinet to stop the spread of the Delta variant outbreak risky or responsible? Health officials seem divided. “These are good decisions and the right way to deal with the current situation,” said Prof. Dror Mevorach, a senior physician from Hadassah-University Medical Centre. “I believe we should have…



Curbing Delta’s force, Vaccines keep Israel’s Hospitals calm and avert lockdown

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‘’If we weren’t so well-vaccinated, lockdown would be looming.’’ Israel would be in the throes of a huge virus spike and hurtling toward a new lockdown, had it not reached such high vaccine coverage, the government’s top COVID adviser said. Despite having a large population 12 years old and younger who cannot currently receive shots,…



HADASSAH IS JERUSALEM’S FIRST PUBLIC BODY TO USE NATURAL GAS

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‘Our patients and those around us will be able to breathe cleaner air and the economic savings will allow the hospital to expand the services’ it can provide to arriving patients. Hadassah-University Medical Centre, Ein Kerem, became the first public institution to operate with the help of natural gas last Tuesday evening. In a ceremony…



MEET ISRAEL’S ‘MEDICAL AMBASSADOR’ TO THE UAE

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Tatiana Zhelninova, the former chief Physician and Medical Director of Hadassah Medical Moscow in Skolkovo, is striving to bring Israel’s top doctors and best biotechnologies to the United Arab Emirates, thereby improving healthcare in the region. “For doctors, nurses and medical professors, nationality and race are not important,” she told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday…



ARAB PHYSIOTHERAPIST AT HADASSAH HEALS MORE THAN THE PHYSICAL FOR HER PATIENTS

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This article is adapted from The Branch, a monthly podcast exploring individual relationships between Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians. The Branch is produced by Hadassah and created by Dina Kraft, a journalist based in Tel Aviv. Rasha Ghaith, a physiotherapist, hands a soccer ball to her patient, a 70-year-old retired lawyer Uri whose muscles…



JEWISH FAMILY AND CHRISTIAN ARAB PATIENT UNITED AT HADASSAH

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Randa Aweis, a 58-year-old Christian Arab, has been treated at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for nine years. Her need for a kidney transplant had become urgent. When Yigal Yehoshua died from his injuries after a mob threw rocks at him as he headed home in Lod last week, his family consented to donate his kidney. The transplantation was performed by Dr. Abed…



Number of serious Coronavirus patients in Israel drops below 200

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At the peak of the pandemic some 1,200 people were in serious condition. The Israeli Health Ministry reported last week: The number of coronavirus patients in serious condition has dropped to 193, the lowest figure since last July. The number of new daily cases has been steadily declining, and at last count 2,270 people were…



Newborns Won’t Get COVID-19 Through Infected Mom’s Breast Milk

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A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies. The study of 55 infants born to moms with COVID-19 found that none contracted the virus — even though most started getting breast milk in the hospital. Researchers said the findings support existing advice from public health authorities. Last…



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