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Behind the Scenes with Covid-19 and How to Build Resilience with our Guest Speakers:
Dr. Ofer Merin, Director-General of Shaare Zedek
Charlie Harary Esq, and Dr. Chaim Putterman-Einstein/Montefiore
Guests of Honor: Stephanie, Thea and Hannah Katz
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Dr. Ofer Merin
Director-General of Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Charlie Harary Esq.
Business Executive, Author & Prolific Speaker
Dr. Chaim Putterman
Prof. of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center
Guests of Honor – Stephanie, Thea and Hannah Katz
Dr. Howie Goldschmidt
President, American Committee For Shaare Zedek
Over the past two months, the staff of Shaare Zedek Medical Center Jerusalem / המרכז הרפואי שערי צדק worked tirelessly to build infrastructure and to form, train and manage teams to treat coronavirus patients. Shaare Zedek adjusted its operations among its different departments to accommodate for the needs of treating coronavirus patients as well as ensure the safety of all patients, staff and visitors. These efforts involved modifications by members in almost every department within our medical center and required constant planning and adjustments to meet the needs that arose as the situation evolved. It has been an incredibly intense time.
As the numbers of people infected with the coronavirus in Israel decreased, Shaare Zedek closed several departments which were dedicated to treating people infected with the coronavirus, increased the regular operations and recently moved the remaining areas for treating coronavirus patients to a new isolated area.
As the team finished moving the equipment from the control room for the coronavirus patients, the walls of the room covered with thank you notes and cards from the patients and the families that had been sent to the staff of Shaare Zedek stood out. It was a very moving moment. The quantity of the cards and the sentiments that had been expressed were overwhelming.
Over the past several months, Shaare Zedek Medical Center treated thousands of people infected with the coronavirus. We are proud to be at the forefront of the effort to treat coronavirus patients and we wish all of our patients much good health.
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Sara Itzinger, whose husband Zvi Herschel was virus victim, hailed by MDA paramedic grandson as a ‘strong, surviving woman’; couple met in the US after WWII
A 99-year-old woman who survived the Holocaust has now also overcome the COVID-19 illness after a month of hospitalization, Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center confirmed Monday.
“Thank you everyone, I just want to get home,” said Sara Itzinger after being discharged from the hospital, the Ynet news site reported.
[Read full article at The Times of Israel]
Congratulations to Tamar Kirschenbaum who was chosen by the Ministry of Health as one of fifteen Outstanding Nurses selected from across the country in honor of International Nurse’s Week.
Tamar has been working at Shaare Zedek for the past six years, four of them in our Zvi and Betty Ryzman Family Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Most recently, Tamar has been working in Shaare Zedek special Keter ICU for treating coronavirus patients.
Tamar shared, “I chose to become a nurse because I wanted a profession that was interesting and satisfying. I enjoy working in the ICU where the patients are highly complex and the nurse to patient ratio is much lower than in other departments (one to two). In addition, the staff is highly knowledgeable and skilled and my boss, Chaya Broyer is the type of boss everyone would like to work for…Shaare Zedek is where I was born and in the hospital there is a real feeling of a warm family and it makes me feel good to be part of that family.”
With regard to the award Tamar shared, “I dedicate this certificate of honor to the patients, for whom we have the responsibility and the privilege to play a significant part in advancing their physical and mental health during their difficult times and in honor of their families who face boundless worries and fear of the unknown and who need a shoulder to lean on and guidance…I am proud to be a nurse in Israel and in a hospital where nurses are a significant and inseparable part of optimal patient care.”
Ms. Gali Weiss, the Deputy Director General and Head Nurse of Shaare Zedek Medical Center said, “Tamar reflects the spirit of nursing at the Shaare more >
This wonderful article from the Times of Israelhighlights the supportive and compassionate culture at Shaare Zedek.
In Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s first isolation wards for treating coronavirus patients, Keter Unit 1 and 2, there were good vibes.
Yep, that’s right. Good vibes.
Even during moments of tremendous stress, when the number of patients skyrocketed and the outlook felt bleak, the Keter team — nurses and doctors, cleaners and physiotherapists, social workers and Sherut Leumi (National Service) volunteers, interns and receptionists, orderlies and nursing assistants, security, nursing students, and dietitians — found ways to support each other. They rallied around their coworkers, and very quickly, became a family.
[Read full article at The Times of Israel]
Listen to the update from Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with Dr. Ofer Merin and Professor Jonathan Halevy as they shared stories from the Keter Ward and answered questions.
User 699337879 · Corona Update 30 April 2020
This year, the ceremonies for Yom Haatzmaut have been quite different. During the ceremony broadcast from Mt. Herzl last night, many missed the traditional drill exercises performed by soldiers bearing the flags of various IDF, police and fire and rescue services units when the soldiers create different structures of well-known symbols.
Thank you to the skilled and compassionate nurses of our Zvi and Betty Ryzman Family Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for this wonderful clip where they form an EKG to the song traditionally played during this part of the ceremony, Zemer ha’Plugot.
Happy Yom Haatzmaut!
Video credit: Tal Heres