A special Zoom session with our esteemed Rabbi and friend Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter who delivered a class titled Servitude and Redemption: The Dialectic of the Seder in Complex Times.
Benny’s wife was treated at Shaare Zedek Medical Center for six weeks. Below please find the translation of his moving Facebook post where he shared his kind words about their experience at Shaare Zedek.
“To the entire staff of the Internal Medicine Department A in Shaare Zedek Medical Center who are so dear and so loved, may you have a blessing from above. Yesterday, we left Shaare Zedek and we are starting a new way.
Six weeks we were under your dedicated, professional, diligent and compassionate care.Long ago, I stopped counting the days and hours I spent in the ward, next to my wife’s bed, there were many, and we met during those hours, face to face. I saw you working so hard and with dedication.
I saw you going from bed to bed, from patient to patient and giving each and every one everything they need with great professionalism and love.
I saw you treat each patient as if he was your only patient in the entire ward at that time and only the one you were treating.
You approached each [patient] gently, carefully, with compassion, “asking” permission to stab them with a needle and take blood. “Asking” permission and apologizing for needing to stab them again, inserting a new infusion because the previous infusion needed to be replaced or for any other reason, and every time you did it like it was the first time. You tried not to hurt the patient and apologized explaining that you had no choice. I saw the compassion in your eyes with every stab, I often felt your heart “go in” along with the needle into my wife’s vein.
You felt my pain, you rejoiced in my happiness, I could feel the more >
The January Newsletter from Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem is now available. Download it here.
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The December Newsletter from Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem is now available. Download it here.
A Tradition of Compassion, A Record of Excellence – We’re proud to share with you Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem’s 2020 Annual Report. Download it here.
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Shaare Zedek has launched a bold campaign to double the size of its ER as demand for Emergency Room services rapidly increases. The Hospital will more than double the square footage of its emergency department with the addition of an all-new urgent-care pavilion. Today, the Weinstock Department of Emergency Medicine on the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Floor includes 43 beds in approximately 16,000 square feet. The new Pavilion will add an additional 61 beds and 18,000 square feet. When this sophisticated, state-of-the-art facility first opened its doors it was treating 41,000 patients a year. Just fifteen years later the Hospital now sees more than 92,000 patients a year in our ER.
As the most centrally located hospital in Jerusalem, Shaare Zedek plays the most pivotal role in responding to major disasters and terrorist attacks. Spurred on by our reputation as the “Hospital with a Heart” and the surge in Jerusalem’s population, our Urgent Care Response System has significantly increased its activities resulting in Shaare Zedek’s status as the largest and fastest-growing comprehensive emergency service in the greater Jerusalem area. When it comes to trauma and emergency care, every minute — indeed often every second — matters.
PLEASE JOIN US IN BRINGING THIS CRITICAL VISION TO FRUITION.