International Public Health Program Celebrates its 46th Graduation

On September 2, 22 students from 16 different countries celebrated their graduation from the International Master of Public Health (IMPH) program at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Read more

Hadassah Pediatric Pulmonologist Recognized by Israel's Aliyah Ministry

Prof Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh, director of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Pediatric Pulmonology Unit and Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center, has been named by Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration as one of five immigrant “success stories” for 2021. Read more

HI's Executive Director Shares his Perspective on New Beginnings

“Dusk and Dawn” published on September 14th is the title of a Times of Israel blog, where Jorge Diener, executive director of Hadassah International (HI) writes about beginning’s, self-evaluation, repentance, and regret’s while emphasizing that at Hadassah Hospitals lives are being reborn every day, that supporting healing the world through creating connections around the globe with Hadassah International is his mission in life. Read more

Israeli Study of Lazy Eye Reveals Public Health Blindspot

In the largest population-based study to evaluate the prevalence of lazy eye in teenagers, a team of Israeli researchers found that among 1½ million teens aged 16½ to 18 years old, one percent had a lazy eye. The prevalence was higher among those with lower socioeconomic status and lower scores on cognitive function tests. Read more

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