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Shaare Zedek ER Treating Terror Victims

Shaare Zedek is on high alert, receiving and treating most of the terror victims in the Jerusalem area.  The recent unrest has seen shooting and stabbing victims, motorists injured by stone throwers and police wounded by rioters transported to the Hospital where they are being cared for.  Shaare Zedek’s Weinstock Family Department of Emergency Medicine on the Fanya Gottesfeld Floor is Jerusalem’s busiest ER.

Recently, First Lady Nechama Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu paid separate visits to Shaare Zedek Medical Center to visit the wounded. In the photo, the Prime Minister is seen with Moshe Malka, a 15 year-old boy who was stabbed near the Damascus Gate. Malka suffered wounds to his chest and back; his attacker was killed by police.

We wish all of the victims a quick and complete recovery!

By |October 8th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Shaare Zedek ER Treating Terror Victims|

You Can Save a Tiny Baby’s Life

Have you ever seen a baby girl so small that her mother’s wedding ring could slide all the way up her arm?

Imagine how it feels to hold a 1.5 pound baby boy in your hand. At Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem this reality is all too familiar as we treat more than 1,000 babies in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) each year.

Unfortunately many newborns are born with developmental issues at birth that require an advanced level of care.

But you can help!

By |September 22nd, 2015|News|Comments Off on You Can Save a Tiny Baby’s Life|

Nachum Segal Interviews ACSZ President Murray Laulicht

Nachum Segal welcomed National Board President Murray J. Laulicht to his radio show on Wednesday, September 16, to discuss the recent opening of the Nagel Family Inpatient Pavilion of the Wilf Children’s Hospital and other recent developments at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Listen to the interview by clicking here.

 

By |September 16th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Nachum Segal Interviews ACSZ President Murray Laulicht|
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    Shaare Zedek Researchers Develop New Non-Invasive Technique to Detect Hereditary Diseases

Shaare Zedek Researchers Develop New Non-Invasive Technique to Detect Hereditary Diseases

A research team, headed by Dr. Gheona Altarescu, head of the pre-implantation genetic diagnosis project at Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s Fuld Family Institute for Medical Genetics, together with Dr. David Ze’evi, has developed a new technique to detect hereditary diseases in young embryos and fetuses in natural pregnancies without the need to examine samples of amniotic fluid in the uterus.

The results have been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a leading journal on clinical trials.

The clinical test included eight couples who are carriers of Gaucher’s Disease. In each case, the researchers detected the disease by testing the mother’s blood. Dr. Ze’evi shared, “We started our research with Gaucher’s patients in cooperation with Prof. Ari Zimran, Head of our Gaucher’s Clinic. We chose this group because these carriers are very accessible to us, since Prof. Zimran’s clinic is the largest in the world, and because the technique does not cause miscarriages in pregnant women.”

Prof. Altarescu explained, “This test allows us to identify hereditary conditions via a simple blood test of the expectant mother. We believe that within a year this test will be available on the market. We are continuing to research if this approach can test relevant for the detection of diseases like Tay Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Fragile X Syndrome. This is a very important step forward for the field of medical science and a very positive development for expectant parents.”

By |September 2nd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Shaare Zedek Researchers Develop New Non-Invasive Technique to Detect Hereditary Diseases|
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    Shaare Zedek Celebrates Opening of Nagel Family Inpatient Pavilion of the Wilf Children’s Hospital

Shaare Zedek Celebrates Opening of Nagel Family Inpatient Pavilion of the Wilf Children’s Hospital

On August 20th, 2015, Shaare Zedek marked the opening of the Nagel Family Inpatient Pavilion of the Wilf Children’s Hospital with a gala dedication ceremony. The gift was made possible through the generosity of Drs. Gitta and Jack Nagel of Los Angeles, who were joined by four generations and over 40 members of their family.

During a private tour the family witnessed the extraordinary attention to detail found throughout the Children’s Hospital, including the aesthetic of the floor, as well as the focus on healing the body as well as the soul of every patient. Escorted by Shaare Zedek’s famed medical clowns, they visited the pediatric intensive care unit, pet therapy area, music room, art therapy room, and the school created for children who miss school because of their hospitalization or frequent visits. Jack Nagel shared, “One of the things that impressed me most was the availability of nine private sleeping quarters for parents of critically ill children who live far from Jerusalem and cannot easily commute three times a day. In addition, each patient room is equipped with a ‘sleeping chair’ adjacent to the crib or bed of their loved one. The understanding that treating a child means taking care of the entire family unit was incredibly poignant and heartening.”

A reception and dinner for 150 guests followed. Speakers included Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman, as well as Shaare Zedek Director-General Prof. Jonathan Halevy and American Committee CEO Rachel Wolf. Gitta Nagel exclaimed, “The new Nagel Family Pediatric Inpatient Pavilion in Shaare Zedek’s wonderful new medical wonderland is a place of life for the children of Jerusalem and the future of Israel. How proud we can all be of more >

By |August 26th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Shaare Zedek Celebrates Opening of Nagel Family Inpatient Pavilion of the Wilf Children’s Hospital|

A Medical Wonderland For Healing Kids

The Sunday, July 12, 2015 issue of The Jerusalem Post featured a wonderful article, “A Medical Wonderland for Healing Kids,” about the opening of the new Wilf Children’s Hospital.  Click here to read it.

By |July 13th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Medical Wonderland For Healing Kids|

Children Celebrate Opening of New Wilf Hospital

Over 3,000 children from across Jerusalem Region came to Shaare Zedek Medical Center on Friday, July 3 to celebrate the opening of the Wilf Children’s Hospital. The new Hospital boasts cutting edge medical technology and has been built to the highest standards of patient safety, inspired by designs of leading pediatric facilities around the world.

The interior aesthetics of the new Hospital were carefully designed to benefit patients, staff and visitors. Immediately upon entrance, one notices the bright and “child-friendly” colors and layout designed to allay children’s fears and provide distraction from any discomfort that comes from hospitalization.

Shaare Zedek Director-General Prof. Jonathan Halevy said, “We looked for the best way to let children and their parents know about the opening of the new Hospital. Instead of investing in advertising, we decided to do something that would benefit children. We designed an event which combined fun, culture and education about healthy habits. The children enjoyed themselves and I believe that if, unfortunately in the future they require medical care, they come back to a Hospital they know is less threatening for them.”

The children took part in an array of activities including a climbing wall, painting and performances, all for free. Thank you to “Tikva Umarpe” and the numerous corporate sponsors who made this event possible.

By |July 6th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Children Celebrate Opening of New Wilf Hospital|
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    Shaare Zedek Physician Named Ministry of Health Chief of Staff

Shaare Zedek Physician Named Ministry of Health Chief of Staff

Dr. Sefi Mendelovich, a senior physician in the Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, has been named Chief of Staff for the Director-General of Israel’s Ministry of Health. While serving in the Ministry, where is is “on loan,” he will also retain his position at the Hospital.

For the past several months, Dr. Mendelovich has been an assistant to Shaare Zedek Director-General Prof. Jonathan Halevy and was also a medical adviser to outgoing Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Arnon Afek. He is set to begin at the ministry’s headquarters on July 1.

“Sefi is a rising star in Israeli medicine,” said Prof. Halevy. “He is an excellent physician and administrator, honest, devoted and a man of values.”

Dr. Mendelovich is a physician in an elite reserve unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He also founded the prestigious Inbar program, which is developing a future generation of leaders for Israel’s medical system.

Dr. Mendelovich recently returned from Kathmandu, Nepal, where he was a member of the IDF Field Hospital team that treated victims of that country’s massive earthquake in April. He was one of ten doctors and nurses from Shaare Zedek to be part of that delegation, which also included Dr. Ofer Merin, Deputy Director-General and Head of the Trauma Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center who also served as Director of the IDF Field Hospital and Director-General Prof. Halevy, who was Director of Internal Medicine. Mendelovich was also part of the IDF team that established a Field Hospital in the Philippines in November 2013 after it was devastated by Typhoon Haiyam.

By |June 23rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Shaare Zedek Physician Named Ministry of Health Chief of Staff|
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    Voice of Israel Report: Soaring Birth Rate at Jerusalem Hospital

Voice of Israel Report: Soaring Birth Rate at Jerusalem Hospital

Voice of Israel reporter Molly Livingstone goes behind the scenes to discover why Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center is the busiest maternity unit in the world. In 2014, 22,417 births were recorded. Listen here:  http://www.voiceofisrael.com/in-israel-its-a-boom-at-the-worlds-busiest-maternity-ward/

By |June 11th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Voice of Israel Report: Soaring Birth Rate at Jerusalem Hospital|

Shaare Zedek Doctor Develops Scale to Rate Cancer Drugs

Prof. Nathan Cherny, Director of Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s Medical Oncology Department and one of Israel’s leading oncologists, has developed a “tool” to help physicians determine the most effective cancer treatments and medications.

The tool, which includes scores for 70 different cancer drugs, has been published by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and is called the “ESMO Magnitude and Clinical Benefit Scale” (MCBS).

“While it is known that the value of any new treatment is determined by the magnitude of its clinical benefit against its cost, to date there has not been a standard tool for grading such magnitude,” said Prof. Cherny, who formulated the idea some years ago. “Many modern cancer drugs are of very little benefit to patients,” he explained. “More and more medicines have been going on to the market with lower and lower levels of benefit . . . The ESMO-MCBS offers a rational, structured and consistent approach to “stratify” a drug’s clinically meaningful benefit.”

ESMO intends to apply the scale prospectively to new anti-cancer drugs that will be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Drugs obtaining the highest scores on the scale will be highlighted in the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines, with the hope that they will be rapidly made available by health authorities across the European Union.

Since 1997 Prof. Cherny has served on the research steering committee of the European Association of Palliative Care. In 1999 he established the European Society for Medical Oncology working group for the integration of oncology and palliative care. He led the ESMO initiative to develop policies on the role of the oncologist in palliative care, oncology training for medical oncologists more >

By |June 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Shaare Zedek Doctor Develops Scale to Rate Cancer Drugs|