To gain a greater understanding of the radiation therapy and support that pediatric cancer patients receive at the Hadassah Medical Center, psychologists, social workers, and rehabilitation nurses from ALYN Woldenberg Family Hospital, Israel’s only pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility, visited Hadassah for an in-depth briefing and tour.
ALYN’s professional staff observed Hadassah’s Radiotherapy Unit, including its simulation and radiation rooms and state-of-the art radiotherapy equipment. They met with the Unit’s health care team and heard presentations from Dr. Marc Wygoda, the Unit’s Director, who provided them with a general overview of the radiotherapy process, and Sarit Kaduri, Head Nurse of the Radiology Unit, who explained the type of guidance and support Hadassah gives its pediatric patients and their families.
ALYN, located in Jerusalem, cares for children with a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions, including cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and burns. Many of the children are Hadassah patients.