THE HADASSAH MEDICAL CENTER
Building A Better World Through Medicine
From the very beginning, Hadassah’s pacesetting progress has set the standard for excellence in medicine in Israel. An impressive list of trailblazing achievements is testimony to Hadassah’s vision and mission. Today, the Hadassah Medical Center continues to march forward, making the world a better place through healing, teaching and research.
Transcending politics, religion and geographical boundaries to enhance world health, the Hadassah Medical Center was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Hadassah Hospitals in Israel
Since the establishment of Hadassah’s first hospital on Jerusalem’s Street of the Prophets in 1918, the Hadassah University Medical Center has expanded to include two University hospitals in Jerusalem – located on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Karem. Its two hospitals have 1,000 beds, 31 operating theaters, nine specially oriented intensive care units and five schools of allied medical professions, owned and operated in collaboration with the Hebrew University.
Hadassah’s extensive network of satellite services provides community health care programs, specialized outpatient clinics and services in several city neighborhoods and nearby towns, as well as consultation clinics in the center of Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv.
The 19-story Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower on the Ein Kerem campus is a tangible example of Hadassah’s commitment to the people it serves. This new in-patient facility is designed to address today’s needs, tomorrow’s breakthroughs and evolution in patient care for years to come.
The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower completes the modern campus of Hadassah Ein Kerem and is a fitting addition to the Cancer Center’s Sharett Institute of Oncology, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center and the Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine.
Treatment in Israel
The combined skills of more than 5,000 health care professionals – 800 physicians 2,200 nurses, 500 paramedical and 1,500 support staff – bring health and hope to the people of region and far beyond.
Hadassah practices translational medicine, combining state-of-the-art medical and surgical care with top-level interdisciplinary research and development activity. Hadassah’s physicians take their patients’ problems into the laboratories, grapple with their predicaments, consider possible solutions and test hypotheses through the full range of clinical trials to enhance their diagnosis and treatment.
For over nine decades, Hadassah has extended its hand to all, without regard for race, religion or ethnic origin. People from all the countries in the region turn to Hadassah for hope and help. They are treated alongside patients from the Mediterranean Basin, Europe, South America and the United States.
The Hadassah Medical Center is committed to Healing, Teaching and Research
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Founded by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, the Hadassah Medical Center pioneered the development of standards and practices of health care in Israel.
Its main focus and its health care activities are in Jerusalem, and its heritage and emotional links are deeply rooted in the land of Israel and its people.
Hadassah Medical Center is also a bridge to peace. It forges links between patients of all nationalities, races and religion who come to its doors for healing.
In this respect Hadassah Medical Center is committed to excellence:
- Excellence in compassionate and advanced health care consistent with humane and cost-effective principles,
- Excellence in research by which the frontiers of medicine are advanced and mankind benefits.
- Excellence in teaching by which the future generations are assured of the highest quality of care and scholarship.