The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem will hold the Heart of Jerusalem National Dinner on Wednesday evening, November 19, 2014, 6:30 pm at Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th Street in NYC. The event will honor Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, Ben and Beth Heller and Dr. Jacqueline Heller with the Keter Yerushalayim Award; Michelle Cohen and Stuart Paskow with the Healers of Jerusalem Award and Atara Nissel and Zachary Ratzker with the Chesed Leadership Award. Click here to register.
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The 8th Annual Children’s Champions Event of the American Committee for Shaare Zedek will be held on Saturday night, November 8, 2014, 8:30 pm to midnight at 404 NYC, located at 404 10th Avenue between West 32nd and 33rd Streets. The event will raise funds for four Infant Stations and a Nurses Station in our new Huberfeld NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) in the Hospital’s new Next Generation Building. Click here to sign up!
A new and advanced heart monitor, one-tenth the size of the device normally used, was implanted in a patient at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. This monitor can record and broadcast the information gathered for three years and can send immediate, life-saving warnings to their medical team.
The patient who received the device had been fainting and losing consciousness. Dr. Aharon Medina, Head of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Unit at Shaare Zedek, explained that these episodes can be caused by a number of things, including a congenital problem , an arrhythmia that requires drug therapy or ablation, or ventricular fibrillation, necessitating an immediate blood dilution. The new device was implanted subcutaneously in the thorax with a special syringe and the operation required only local anesthesia and was completed in a few minutes.
In the photo, Dr. Medina holds the tiny device.
5774 was a year of great accomplishments for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. For a look back, (Jewish) month by month, click here.
The September 26, 2014 issue of The Jewish Week of New York featured an interview with Prof. Jonathan Halevy, Director-General of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. To read it, click here.