HADASSAH — JERUSALEM MEDICAL CENTER
For nearly 100 years, Hadassah Medical Center has been a leader in medicine and nursing in Israel, laying the foundation and setting the standards for the country’s modern health care system. Hadassah has developed Israel’s community health services, established the first modern hospital and medical and nursing schools, and set the climate for medical research in Israel.
The majority of medical breakthroughs in Israel have taken place at Hadassah. The first successful heart transplant was performed at Hadassah — as was the first robotic surgery and the world’s First Computer-Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery.
Today, Hadassah is known for instituting and implementing «The Medicine of Tomorrow» — incorporating advanced solutions with personalized treatment.
The Hadassah University Hospital-Ein Kerem
This 800-bed tertiary care hospital treats virtually every conceivable aspect of modern medicine and serves as a national referral center for complex and challenging medical cases. With over 130 departments and clinics, Hadassah Ein Kerem provides Israel’s most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services for the local and national population and a significant number of international patients.
Opened in 1961, the extensive campus of the Hadassah University Hospital-Ein Kerem has over 28 buildings, with specialty services in the Sharett Institute of Oncology, Department of Hematology and Sidney Weiser Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cancer Immunobiology; the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center; the Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine which houses Jerusalem’s only Level 1-A Trauma Unit, and the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, a 19-story inpatient facility.
Some departments, such as the Department of Neurosurgery, are the only facilities of their kind in the Jerusalem area; other specialty centers, such as the Patricia and Russell Fleischman Center for Women’s Health and the Marlene Greenebaum Multidisciplinary Breast Center, the Center for Brain Diseases and the Heart Institute are unique in Israel.
The outstanding research facilities include the Hadassah Clinical Research Center, the Goldyne Savad Institute for Gene Therapy, the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center, Israel’s only hospital-based cyclotron, and a world class GMP laboratory.
Hadassah University Medical Center is Israel’s only academic medical institution that combines teaching and training on one campus. Together with the Hebrew University, Hadassah provides outstanding education and clinical experience through its schools of medicine, nursing, dental medicine, public health and occupational therapy and enjoys a synergistic relationship in many aspects of medical research, among them Hadassah Medical Center-Hebrew University Biotechnology Park.
Hadassah University Hospital-Mt. Scopus
This 350-bed community hospital serves the heavily populated Jewish and Arab neighborhoods of northern and eastern Jerusalem, with over 30 departments and clinics.
It provides specialty services in the Guggenheim Rehabilitation Center, the Rosalie Goldberg Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Elie Douer Family Center for Pediatric Genetic and Chronic Diseases, Israel’s only Center for Familial Dysautonomia, the Center for Neuropediatrics and Child Development, the Center for Joint Replacement and Reconstruction and the Ina and Jack Kay Hospice that provides supportive residential and home care for the terminally ill.
Opened in 1939 as the first modern medical facility in the region, it was cut off from Jerusalem during the 1948 War of Independence. In 1975, Hadassah Mt. Scopus was rededicated as the women of Hadassah devoted themselves to renovate and expand their original hospital that had been ravaged by war and neglect. In 1976, Hadassah returned to Mt. Scopus, once again opening its doors to all.