COVID-19 Volunteer Recalls the People She Comforted

Last July, Hinda Hekelman was too sick to fast on the Jewish holiday of Tishah B’av, commemorating the destruction of the ancient Jewish temples. She was too weak from the ravages of COVID-19... Read more

Israel Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Israel has just begun administering third doses of the Pfizer vaccine to people over 60 years of age in Israel. On August 2, Reuven Rivlin, former President of Israel, received this booster shot at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem from nurse Hava Gardner. Prof. Yoram Weiss, acting director-general of the Hadassah Medical Organization, and Dr. Inon Buda, deputy director of Hadassah Ein Kerem, accompanied him. Read more

Stable Glucose Levels Prolong Life for Diabetics, Hadassah Study Finds

Adults with diabetes whose glucose levels fluctuate over the course of five years have an increased risk of mortality compared with those whose levels remain stable, a Hadassah Medical Organization study reveals. Read more

Hadassah Doctors Save Eye of Baby Girl From Gaza

Like many other 21st-century mothers, Gaza resident Nourhan enjoyed recording her baby’s every move. Flipping through the photos on her cell phone, she noticed an unusual white stain in her daughter Mayar’s eye... Read more

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