Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem has earned a reputation for its commitment to the delivery of patient-centred medical excellence. It is a leader in healing, teaching, research and community outreach, with each pillar setting it apart from other medical facilities in the Middle East.
Renowned for its biomedical research and cutting-edge medical treatment, Hadassah Hospital’s commitment to bridge nations through medicine has transformed the hospital into a microcosm of peace in the region, which earned it a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2005. The doors to Hadassah Hospital are open to everyone, irrespective of race, religion, nationality, gender or financial status, be they staff, patients or their families.
The hospital leads numerous research and training programs with physicians, scientists and health professionals from across the region and around the world. Working beyond national borders, Hadassah personnel have a long-standing commitment to assisting other countries in need of emergency medical relief or training after natural or man-made disasters. Hadassah is more than a hospital, more than the most comprehensive medical facility for the people of Jerusalem and Israel.
It is a centre dedicated to outreach; a light that has been shining for more than a century into some of the darkest and most unforgiving places on the planet which are in desperate need of medical and related services.
- Healing Hadassah treats more than a million patients each year, principally residents of Jerusalem and surrounding areas, including the Palestinian Territories.
- Teaching Hadassah Hospital joined with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1946 to establish Israel’s first School of Medicine, and in the years that followed the partnership grew to include a School of Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Public Health and Community Medicine. It continues to be one of Israel’s most internationally-acclaimed teaching facilities.
- Research Hadassah carries out more than half of all hospital research in Israel, and receives more than 50% of Israel’s medical research budget.
The doctors and researchers at Hadassah have earned reputations as world experts in a wide range of routine and complex medical issues. These include:
- Cardiovascular disease: world-leading research into the genetics of atherosclerotic disease and tertiary cardiac referral centre – The Heart Institute
- Cell Therapy: harnessing the promise of stem cells
- Prioritisation of children and women’s health
- Cancer research: Center for Onco-Genetics
- Breakthroughs in Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Expertise in mass-casualty trauma
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Center
- Innovation in many world-first surgical techniques
To learn more about Hadassah Hospital’s biomedical technology, novel therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices, please visit the Hadasit website. Outreach Many Hadassah staff – including its famed medical clowns – are involved in a range of programs such as Goshen, which has pioneered the development of community medicine in Israel, and Project Rozana, which supports critically ill Palestinian children and children from conflict zones in the region, and develops cooperative programs to assist in building the health capacity of communities in the West Bank and Gaza. Further details can be found at www.hadassah-med.com