Hadassah Technology is Used to develop Oral Covid-19 Vaccine

Oramed Pharmaceuticals’ novel technology for oral delivery of medication, developed at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, has been used to create an oral COVID-19 vaccine, which will be tested for the first time in Israel. Read more

Hadassah Celebrates Its Pioneering Ethiopian-Israeli Scholarship in Health Graduates

The first 12 graduates of the Achotenu program at the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing were honoured at a ceremony on June 23. Read more

Two Hadassah Physicians and a MDA Volunteer, Save a 15 Year Old Neighbour

Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem physician Marc Gotkine was enjoying an evening meal with his family in the backyard of their country home 45 minutes south of Jerusalem. A message pinged on his son Asaf’s phone, alerting Asaf that his 15-year-old neighbour, Jonathan, was having a severe asthma attack. Read more

Hadassah Gynecologist Director Receives Gold Medal

Prof Simcha Yagel, director of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, has received the elite Ian Donald Gold Medal from The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). This is the first time an Israeli has won this prestigious gold medal. Read more

Hadassah Cardiologist Involves Family Physicians in Cardiac Care

Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem cardiologist Yitzhak Biton is determined to help family physicians learn to identify and treat their patients’ irregular heartbeats before the condition becomes dangerous. Read more

Twenty Nurses Begin Careers at Hadassah

Poised to begin caring for premature babies to geriatric patients, 20 new nurses joined the staff at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem last week. Read more

Coexistence at Hadassah as Gazan Infant Treated

The ceasefire was still tentative when the mom from Gaza arrived at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem with her small and sickly infant. There was something wrong with her heart, the doctors in Gaza had told the mother. Read more

Hadassah Develops its own CAR T Therapy to Treat Multiple Myeloma

“Many of the hospital staff treating me used to be my patients. Now my life is in their hands,” relates Hadassah Medical Organization social worker Tali Rosen. Since Rosen’s job as a Hadassah social worker was a challenging one, she waved away the initial tiredness and aching bones she experienced. When repeated infections became more than a nuisance, she had herself tested. Rosen was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, cancer within the spongy bone marrow. Read more

Israel's President Praises Hadassah Hospitals Brain Cath Lab

In May Israel’s President, Reuven Rivlin visited the recently rebuilt Cerebral Catheterization Unit, pioneered 20 years ago, at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. Read more

Hadassah Surgeons Operate All Night After Collapse of Bleachers

A bleacher in a Jerusalem synagogue’s prayer hall under renovation collapsed on Sunday, killing two people and injuring 184, most of them teenagers. The Hadassah Medical Organization had previously witnessed this type of mass influx of people with similar injuries only after large terror attacks, says Senior Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem Orthopedist Dr Josh Schroeder. Read more

Jewish Family and Christian Arab Patient United at Hadassah

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 from a Torah-dedication ceremony in Lod last week, his family consented to donate his kidney. Read more

First Arab Woman to Head ER in Israel Urges Healing Amidst Violence

Dr Shaden Salameh-Youssef is the director of the Emergency Medicine Department at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus and the first Arab woman to head an ER in Israel. She is convinced that medical professionals can serve as an example and inspire all of society to come together. Read more

Hadassah International Annual Report 2020 – Together We Live

We are pleased to share with you Hadassah International’s second Annual Report/Year In Review, available in digital format, entitled “Hadassah International – Together We Live”. Read more

Hadassah Schedules Mission to Argentina to Share Its Covid-19 Expertise

Hadassah International and Hadassah Medical Organisation (HMO) have confirmed a joint collaboration between the Argentinian Government and HMO in Jerusalem, aimed at providing Argentina with the help it needs to prevent COVID-19 from spreading out of control. Read more

From the summit of Hadassah Hospital Mt Scopus: Dr Tamar Elram

Dr. Tamar Elram couldn’t have predicted the task she faced during the past year: In the midst of a global pandemic, she was charged with ensuring that Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus would remain free of COVID-19. Three lockdowns later. Here’s how she rose up to overcome some of the toughest challenges. Read more

Year in Review 2020

In a year of anxiety and stress globally and in our own community, 2020 was a year in which Hadassah Australia reaffirmed its commitment to support the Hadassah Medical Organization in its vision to shape the future of Jerusalem, Israel and the global community. Read more

Nursing a desire for a degree in OT

Not every investment pays a dividend. Here is one that does. A wonderful journey for individual students and a huge bonus for Israel’s health system. Read more

Hadassah nurses on the frontline in Gaza

Two senior ICU nurses from Hadassah Hospital have been helping healthcare workers in Gaza after a desperate plea from Gaza’s Ministry of Health. Read more

Unmasking the truth

Ever since the very early days of the pandemic, there have been claims about masks that can kill the COVID-19 virus. Most claims have been debunked, but a collaborative effort involving Hadassah has resulted in the ‘holy grail’ - patented technology that has been proven to be 99.99 percent effective in killing the coronavirus. Read more

Hope pinned on Hadassah research

There is a reason that Hadassah is responsible for more than 50% of all hospital-based research in Israel. It comes from a long history of advocacy where doctors are encouraged to bring their bedside experience to the research laboratory. Read more

Hadassah's Tamar Elram named woman of the year

Even progressive societies place barriers in the way of women’s empowerment. However, some societies are truly liberating. One of them is Hadassah Hospital where equality is not an aspiration but a lived reality. Just ask Dr Tamar Elram. Read more

Israel's child focus owes a debt to Australia

Australia can take credit for two great initiatives that have left an indelible mark on Israel, but only one was fit-for-purpose from day one. Read more

Editorial: Changing the meaning of 'hospital'

COVID-19 laid bare a terrible truth that no other public health emergency has ever done, but one hospital is defying the odds. Read more

Invention aims to help comatose brain-injured patients

Israel’s BrainWatch Tech is working on prototype of device that will automatically measure and record pupillary reactions to light in patients with severe brain injury. Read more