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Hadassah International Raises $9M (£6.9M) for Rehabilitation Centre at Mount Scopus Hospital

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MIAMI, FL, December 4, 2019 – Hadassah International brought together donors and supporters from three continents to an electrifying evening which raised $9M (£6.9M) in donations for the Hadassah Medical Organisation’s two world-class research hospitals in Jerusalem. The gala, held on December 2nd in the spectacular Miami residence of Joey and Lindsay Schottenstein, was Hadassah International’s first fundraising…



Hadassah Director Named One of Israel’s Most Influential Women

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Dr. Tamar Elram, Director of Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus since 2017, has been named one of the 50 most influential women in key positions in Israel by Lady Globes.  Lady Globes, a monthly Israeli magazine devoted to women, chose Dr. Elram because she heads a 300-bed hospital with 1200 employees and is currently leading a five-year…



Hadassah /Oxford University Study of Bone Fragility Among Diabetics Receives Research Grant

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Prof. Rivka Dresner Pollak, head of the Hadassah Medical Organisation’s Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, together with University of Oxford colleague Prof. Lynne Cox, has received funding for a three-year joint project to study age-related bone fragility in patients with type 1 diabetes who are currently at high risk of bone fracture and premature death,…



Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine Inaugurated at Hadassah

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The Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine, a new centre geared toward applied research for personalised medicine, was inaugurated on October 24th at the Hadassah Medical Organisation (HMO).  The new multidisciplinary institute is a result of a partnership among the Wohl Legacy in the United Kingdom, Hadassah International United Kingdom, and HMO. The Wohl Institute: Offers…



First Arab Woman to Head Up Hospital ER in Israel

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Describing her pioneering role as “a great responsibility with a lot of pride,” Dr. Shaden Salameh is the first Arab female doctor to head up a hospital emergency room in Israel. As director of the Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus Emergency Medicine Department, Dr. Salameh explains that the greater the challenge, the more motivated she is.…



An Oasis of Peace

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To many, the term “Middle East peace” represents the impossible dream, if not the ultimate contradiction in terms. But there is a place in the region where Jews, Muslims and Christians meet peacefully every day on the basis of shared concerns and a sense of humanity. It’s not a country, though it is older than…



If Israel were more like Hadassah

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The mix of Jewish patients, Arab doctors, Arab patients, Jewish doctors, and therapists who speak unexpected Hebrew or Arabic makes me think peace is possible. Blog by Stacey Goodstein Ashtamker Hadassah — a word that for most of the early years of my life I thought of as Jewish mothers and grandmothers attending meetings and…



Hadassah Doctors Give a Gazan Patient with an Incurable Skin Disease a “Normal Life”

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Even the experienced hand surgeons at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem had never seen such a shocking development: their patient’s hands, with encrusted, wood-like growths, looked as if they had metamorphosed into trees. Hadassah Senior Hand and Microvascular Surgeon Dr. Michael Chernofsky first met 42-year-old Mohammed Taluli from Gaza when Mr. Taluli came in to his…



“Just Clownin’ Around!” Medical Clown at Hadassah Hospital heals with happiness

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When David ‘Dush’ Barashi walks up to you in the hallway, he comes across as animated, a cartoon figure come to life. You feel like you’re meeting a Disney character. Perhaps from “Aladdin” or “Pirates of the Caribbean.” His mop of salt and pepper hair and twistable mustache looks like it spawned from the barbershop…



Rare disease creates bond between Israeli and Palestinian patients

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They met in the Paediatrics Department at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, two couples whose children suffer from a rare disease. One couple from an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, and one couple from Gaza, both sharing the same concern for their tiny loved ones who are hospitalised for treatment and follow-up at a Hadassah Paediatric gastroenterology…



Hadassah doctor solves a medical mystery to save one little girl, and then many more.

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Genetics and Metabolic Diseases -Hadassah 360 Degrees of Healing 15 May, 2019 The parents were desperate to save their daughter. They had already lost their son. “By the time I met Tohar, she was three years old and paralyzed,” relates Prof. Dror Mevorach, head of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Department of Medicine B and a…



Israel’s hospitals incubate products for a healthier world

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Innovation and acceleration centres in several Israeli medical centres are finding technological cures for global healthcare ills by Abigail Klein Leichman MARCH 13, 2019 Israeli hospitals aren’t only hubs of healing; they’re also emerging as global hubs of innovation. What’s driving this trend? Three factors unique to Israel: An aggressive problem-solving approach, a robust innovation…



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