Hadassah — More Than a Hospital
Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem is a leader in patient-centred medicine and has earned a reputation for its commitment to the delivery of 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, and 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.
Hadassah University Hospital: Ein Kerem and Mt Scopus
Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in the West of the city has over 130 departments and clinics and is a tertiary level hospital and national referring centre for challenging and complex cases. Hadassah. Mt Scopus services the heavily populated Jewish and Arab neighbourhoods of Northern and Eastern Jerusalem with over 30 departments and clinics.
Hadassah's 850 physicians 1,940 nurses, 1,020 paramedical and support staff work at the two medical center hospitals, with more than 1,000 beds, 31 operating rooms, 9 specially oriented intensive care units and the combined skills of these thousands of health care professionals.
Every year, Hadassah provides nearly one million people with hospital services. In keeping with worldwide trends, the Hadassah University Medical Center in Israel is moving toward daycare and day hospitalization to reduce costs and risk of infection.
Hadassah Hospital's Mission
- 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.