Hadassah University Medical Center
Established in 1912 and nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Hadassah University Medical Center is one of Israel's oldest and largest medical institutions. Some 850 doctors and surgeons in 130 departments and clinics treat more than 90,000 inpatients and 600,000 outpatients annually.
Specialties on its two campuses, both located in Jerusalem, run the gamut: oncology (hematology); transplantation (bone marrow); general surgery (specializing in laparoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive surgeries); ophthalmology; pediatrics; and cardiac/vascular surgeries.
Hadassah is known throughout Israel and the region for taking on complex conditions. Israel's first successful heart transplant and first robotics-assisted surgery was performed there, as was the first robotic surgery. Hadassah claims to have also performed the world's first computer-guided hip replacement surgery.
A $75 million charitable contribution in 2007 from Jewish American billionaire William Davidson allowed Hadassah to construct the impressive Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, which opened in 2012 with 500 beds and 20 operating theaters.
Hadassah welcomes 5,000 international patients annually, with translators on hand for English, Russian, Arabic, and French. A 100-bed hotel within the hospital allows recovering patients and companions easy access to doctors and services. A mall within the hospital offers a supermarket, clothing, shoes, toys, and household items.
For the artistically inclined, 12 original Marc Chagall stained glass windows grace the medical center's Abbell Synagogue.
Last updated on 27 November 2016
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