|Patricia Levinson, Hadassah International Communications Chair||Karen Eisler, Website Co-Chair|
|Lonye Rasch, HMO Communications Chair||Karen Lustig, Website Co-Chair|
|Ellen Frick - Delman, Communications Team|
Hadassah International has voiced concern and support for the safety of the people of Israel. Moishe Sandler, Hadassah International President, released the following statement:
At times of unrest in Israel, Hadassah International supports the people of Israel and affirms its support for peace and security in the Middle East. We assert our unwavering support for Israel's sovereignty and security and renew our calls for the Palestinian Authority to comply with their commitments and denounce these attacks.
The country and the people of Israel need our help, support and prayers at this critical moment.
Hadassah is doing everything we can as we now focus much of our resources – in Israel and across the globe – to meet their necessities. With one of the most renowned trauma centers worldwide, Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) is prepared and waiting to serve the medical needs of all patients – Jewish or otherwise – and to do its part to provide a place of peace, healing and safety, at a time of grave concern.
Our priorities at this moment are providing unparalleled medical care for those in need, as well as protecting HMO staff and patients. We will do whatever we can to bring a sense of calm to our family in Israel.
May we all know only peace in the coming weeks.
A missile attack in southern Israel
Israeli Defense Forces are preparing for a land invasion and 40,000 reservists have been called up. Among them are dozens of our doctors, nurses and medical technicians. Jerusalem is tense, but morale is high.
Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) is mobilizing for an influx of casualties from the greater Jerusalem area, though we pray there will be few. As a tertiary care hospital, we are also prepared to receive wounded soldiers and civilians who might be air lifted from more distant areas.
Our below-ground Surgical Center at the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower is not yet fully equipped and furnished, but it stands ready if patients must be moved out of harm's way. The five below-ground floors are fortified against conventional, chemical and biological weapons.
I know I speak for every one of you when I say that our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers are with the Israeli people today.
But sometimes thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need to be practical, and ready for any eventuality. We are asking you today to ensure that HMO has the resources it needs to service the people of Israel.
Your generosity built the premier medical organization in the Middle East. Today it must be prepared for any situation. Your donation makes a difference.
Moishe Sandler, President Hadassah International
Principal Investigator Dr. Rinat Abramovitch of the Hadassah Medical Center's Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy has been awarded a grant from the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) for her work regarding the beneficial effect of using fresh blood for transfusions in surgery patients.
When a 41-year-old
father of ten was not feeling well, he went to his local hospital, but was
released because the doctors found nothing wrong. On his way home, however, he had a massive
"You are in the best place in the world, where everyone cares for your son," HE Prof. Dr. Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales, Australia, told the mother of Baby Ali in Arabic, during her recent visit to the Hadassah Medical Center. The mother responded, "I know."
He was welcomed by Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, the Director of the Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, and a choir of Israeli children sang for him.
The Hadassah National Physicians Council and the Hadassah National Center for Nurses Councils are pleased to announce that you may now register for our continuing education program in Jerusalem, "From Concept to Cure", November 2-6, 2014. A unique feature of this year's program will be parallel tracks for the physicians and nurses. We are anticipating a very exciting program and the preliminary agendas for both tracks are attached. We encourage you to join us on what will be a wonderful opportunity to learn from our Hadassah Medical Organization colleagues.
To see the Agenda for the Physicians, please click here.
To see the Agenda for the Nurses, please click here.
To register and to receive additional information, please visit the live link http://www.hadassahtravel.org/physicians-and-nurses-2014-israel-trip.aspx
or call 888-811-2812. Please do not hesitate to contact us personally if we may be of assistance in making your plans.
Karen Ezrine, MD Ann Karty, MD
Co-Chairs, Hadassah National Physicians Council Co-Chairs
Rita Lourie, MSN, MPH, RN Dianne Gottlieb CNM, MSN
Co-Chairs, Hadassah National Center for Nurses Councils
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