OUR MISSION IN ACTION
Hadassah International Supports the
Hadassah Medical Center’s Cutting-Edge Care and Research
Everyone loves exciting events!! Hadassah Austria, Australia, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, New Zealand, and United Kingdom are famous for hosting major events—whether concerts with prestigious musicians, film and opera premieres, art auctions and viewings, provocative and enlightening seminars, elegant luncheons, or gala dinners. These events not only raise substantial funds for the Hadassah Medical Organization, but also raise awareness among countless numbers of people about Hadassah’s work. In each of our countries spanning five continents, generous individuals contribute funds to support the Medical Center.
Over the past 28 years, Hadassah International supporters have raised almost 100 million dollars for healing, teaching, and research.
Made possible by Hadassah International:
- Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, Hadassah’s new inpatient facility, to be dedicated in 2012. 8 Cornerstone (one-million dollar) donors and 50 rooms
- Abu Gosh Women’s Health Program, empowering Arab women to fortify their own health
- African Ophthalmic Nurses’ Retraining
- AIDS Center
- Arab-speaking social worker to ease the way for Arab children in Hadassah’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit
- Arabs being registered in Hadassah’s Bone Marrow Registry
- Arthroscopy Unit
- Assistance Publique-les Hôpitaux de Paris collaboration with HMO in gerontology, day care, management, how nurses approach AIDS patients, etc.
- Bernice Tannenbaum Playground
- Blood Bank
- Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
- Burns Unit
- Cardiac Surveillance Machine
- Cardiology Department
- Center for Pediatric Genetic &Chronic Diseases
- Chronically ill children and those with HIV/AIDS
- Hadassah Germany Skin Center and Department of Dermatology
- Genetics research and research partnerships between the Hadassah Medical Center and Austrian institutions such as the University Hospital Vienna
- HIV/AIDS treatment & research
- Intensive Care Unit beds
- Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine
- Laparscopic equipment
- Lariboisière – Institut des Vaissaux et du Sang collaboration with HMO
- Linear accelerator
- Liver Department
- LOKOMAT, providing locomotive therapy for the Rehabilitation Unit
- Medical Clown to alleviate the fears of hospitalized children
- Monique & Jacques Roboh Department of Genetic Research
- Mt. Scopus renovation & expansion of the Outpatient Unit and Emergency Department
- Nancy Falchuk nurses’ scholarships
- Neurology collaboration between Rothschild Hospital Paris and HMO
- Neurology Department
- Nystagmus Center
- Oncology Department
- Operation Solomon for the training of Ethiopian dental assistants
- Ophthalmology Department
- Oxymeter machines for neonatology
- Palestinian doctors being trained at Hadassah
- Pathology Lab
- Pediatric Hemato-oncology Unit
- Pediatric Ophthalmology
- PET Cyclotron
- Physicians from Hadassah sent to Malawi & Rwanda
- Pierre and Marie Curie Institute (Hadassah was the first foreign institution with which Curie collaborated in scientific research)
- Post-traumatic stress treatment & research
- Prostate cancer, pediatric, and genetic research,
- Retraining of Russian nurses
- Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, Hadassah’s new inpatient facility, to be dedicated in 2012.
- Stem cell research
- Trauma Unit computer which enables doctors to receive photos of trauma victims from the scene of the accident in real time
Hadassah International Creates Connections and
Thanks to an initiative of Hadassah Australia, the Hadassah Medical Organization and The Alfred in Melbourne, a premier trauma facility, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share medical expertise and conduct joint research projects.
Hadassah Austria provided funds for a computer that, with a digital camera, relays images of a victim’s injuries to the trauma unit—in real time.
Facilitated by the vision and financial support of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO, the Hadassah Medical Organization embarked on a cooperative venture with Canada’s Sunnybrook Hospital. Called SHOTE—Sunnybrook Hadassah Orthopedic Trauma Exchange—the collaboration aims to advance scientific and clinical understanding in this medical specialty.
Hadassah France initiated and facilitated a research partnership between the Hadassah Medical Center and the Gustave-Roussy Institute, France’s leading cancer center. Hadassah Nice facilitated the formation of a formal collaboration between the Hadassah Medical Organization and the University Hospital of Nice, France in the fields of emergency preparedness and response and AIDS.
Hadassah Germany and the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf established the Hadassah Germany Skin Center at the Hadassah Medical Organization for skin cancer treatment and research.
Hadassah Luxembourg NGO contributed to Hadassah’s extensive AIDS treatment and prevention program in Ethiopia, saving countless lives.
Hadassah Mexico forged connections between the Hadassah Medical Organization and hospitals and health ministries both in Mexico and Costa Rica.
“Help the Jews Home” of Norway, a long-time organizational supporter of Hadassah, has donated funds to retrain Russian and Ethiopian immigrants for health careers at Hadassah Hospital.
Panama initiated the collaboration between Panama’s Hospital Santo Tomas and the Hadassah Medical Center, where Hadassah trauma specialists helped Santo Tomas to open the first Trauma Unit in the country.
Realizing that Turkey and other countries around the world could benefit from an association with the Hadassah Medical Organization, Aytúl Gökce, wife of the Turkish ambassador to Israel, decided to form an Israel-based unit for ambassadors and their wives. Called the Hadassah International Corps Diplomatique, this unit creates awareness about the Hadassah Medical Organization in the diplomatic community.
Hadassah International units support the Hadassah Medical Organization’s highly successful Hospital Clown Program. The medically trained clowns work with physicians to facilitate treatment for frightened children undergoing difficult medical procedures.
Through international nursing symposia, Hadassah International provides foreign health professionals with unique educational opportunities not available otherwise. These renowned seminars have brought Hadassah expertise to Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Spain and Venezuela.
Hadasssah Belgium facilitated an agreement between the Hadassah Medical Center and Jules Bordet Institute, Belgium’s only hospital dealing exclusively with cancer, to collaborate on health care, medical education, clinical research, and hospital management.
Hadassah Australia’s Project Rozana will allow hundreds of Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank to have access to improved health care at the Hadassah Medical Center, thanks to a unique multi-faith partnership.
A Healing Garden at Hadassah Mount Scopus was spearheaded by a partnership between Hadassah Australia and Kerem Kayemet L’Yisroel (KKL)/Jewish National Fund (JNF) Australia “to provide a sanctuary of calm, of light, of beauty, for those children who are facing serious, long-term illness, sothat they can connect with nature, sit under a blue sky with family and friends, and leave a troubled world behind–even for just a few minutes a day.”
Hadassah Germany facilitated an agreement between the Hadassah University Medical Center and Charité University Hospital in Berlin to work closely on the advancement of teaching and research. With the emphasis on pediatrics and the neurosciences, the hospitals will work to strengthen and intensify scientific contacts in order to “build a healthy world together.”
Hadassah International’s outreach to Russia has resulted in an agreement or cooperation between the Hadassah University Medical Center and the European Medical Center (EMC) of Moscow to facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience between clinical specialists in the two medical institutions.