Posts Tagged:Jerusalem

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…



Thanks to Hadassah Physicians, Toddler with Blocked Oesophagus now Enjoys Solid Food

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Two-and-a-half-year-old Yanki Leib Shetland had never eaten a carrot or a potato chip. He was subsisting on baby formula, chocolate milk, and porridge. It was no wonder he was so small and underdeveloped. When his desperate parents brought Yanki to the Paediatric Gastroenterology department at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, he managed to surprise even the…



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…



“Nurses in the Middle East”

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Name: Julie Benbenishty ID: Today, at age 60, Julie is coordinator of Hadassah Hospital’s Trauma Unit and the founder, with Hadassah nurse Na‘ila Hayek, of the outreach organization Nurses in the Middle East. How did you adjust to Israeli high school when you insisted on moving to Israel as a teen? High school was much…



BIG BROTHER LITTLE BROTHER

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Here we are in early July, and I am enjoying beautiful sunshine in the most beautiful country in the world. Having celebrated our two year “aliyahversary” in May, I know that I have no regrets about our decision, finally, to turn our dreams of Aliyah into a reality. One huge element of this is down…



Guest Blog: Aly’s story

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Guest Blog: Aly’s Story- Chapter 2 Chanukah Samiach and Season’s greetings to all. As I sit here watching the light of the first candle reflect the wonderful miracle of Chanukah, I also reflect on the miracles being performed daily at Hadassah hospital. Some of the fantastic pictures on the website here bear testament to those…



Coexistence at Hadassah: Reflections of an Arab Social Worker in Israel

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I am a social worker in the Paediatric Surgical Department and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, and I teach the students at the Hebrew University School of Social Work. I am proud that we provide healthcare services for all patients, whether they are from West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, the settlements,…



Moving into the Future: Hadassah Dedicates New OR Complex

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The long-awaited operating room complex for the Hadassah Medical Centre’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower was dedicated on January 10th. Built to allow Hadassah’s high-level surgical teams to carry out complicated surgeries under optimal conditions, with a level of  technology used by the world’s top-tier hospitals, the complex took eight years to complete at a…



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