Prof. Jonathan Halevy, Director-General of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem was recently interviewed by Rabbi Mark S. Golub on Shalom TV’s “L’Chayim.” You can watch the entire one-hour program in which he discusses how Shaare Zedek serves the entire greater Jerusalem community and Israeli healthcare by clicking here.
A cooperative agreement has been signed between Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem and the Jerusalem College of Technology, Lev Campus, to turn the current 2.5 year diploma program into a four year academic program to earn a degree in Nursing.
The program will enable Shaare Zedek to continue to train nurses at a high level as well as deepen the relationship of the Jerusalem College of Technology to the Hospital. The agreement will allow students to experience clinical infrastructure and will result in nurses who are able to integrate into the workforce sooner than registered nurses.
Shaare Zedek School of Nursing will continue to run its regular programs, including continuing education courses.
As rockets from Gaza continue to target Jerusalem, the Hospital staff – especially in the ER – has mobilized quickly in case of casualties.
In addition, there are safe rooms throughout the Medical Center. For example, Shaare Zedek’s entire second floor, the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Floor, houses the Weinstock Family Department of Emergency Medicine and Matloff Emergency Disaster Preparedness Center, which can transform quickly into a fully functioning underground medical facility. This floor presently houses the emergency departments, pharmacy, surgical operating complex, medical imaging facility, key communications facilities, and other core operations. It also includes a large, protected facility of approximately 15,000 square feet which can accommodate 150 newly admitted patients and/or patients already admitted to the Hospital who could not be otherwise relocated as well as a treatment and decontamination unit with specialized isolation areas to deal efficiently with large numbers of patients and a comprehensive computerized system to permit patients to be tracked and directed for appropriate treatment.
When the Code Red siren sounded at Shaare Zedek Medical Center on Tuesday, July 8, nurses in Yoldot Daled (Mother and Child D) in the new, Next Generation Building, calmly helped women out of their beds and instructed everyone, patients and guests, to go to the baby nursery which is a ‘safe room.’ As one new mother remarked, “the staff was very calming and reassuring. It was amazing; the babies did not even need to be moved. One of the nurses was calling the patients’ names, checking hospital bracelets and matching babies with mothers. Others helped patients call their families to make sure that everyone was okay at home.” Likewise, the new Huberfeld Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides protection for babies requiring the most intensive care without having to move more >