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Shaare Zedek Mission to South Africa

The 2020 Shaare Zedek Mission to South Africa.
By |January 15th, 2020|News|0 Comments|

VIP Chef Event

Join us Tuesday, February 25th for our VIP Chef Event!

By |January 9th, 2020|Events, News|0 Comments|

Inside Shaare Zedek – December Newsletter

The December Newsletter from Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem is now available. Download it here.

By |December 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Inside Shaare Zedek – December Newsletter|

Shaare Zedek Medical Center Annual Report 2020

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.

By |December 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Shaare Zedek Medical Center Annual Report 2020|

Children’s Champions Bowling Event

Thanks for making this event a great success! You can still donate to help dedicate the giraffe incubator…

By |October 29th, 2019|Events, News|Comments Off on Children’s Champions Bowling Event|

Heart of Jerusalem Dinner

Thanks to everyone who attended for making this a very special event. Donations are still being accepted here.
By |October 28th, 2019|Announcements, Events, News|Comments Off on Heart of Jerusalem Dinner|
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    The Shaare Zedek Emergency Room: A New Standard At Double The Size

The Shaare Zedek Emergency Room: A New Standard At Double The Size

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.

By |September 11th, 2019|Announcements, Emergency Room, News|Comments Off on The Shaare Zedek Emergency Room: A New Standard At Double The Size|

Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating…For The FIFTH Time

We’re really starting to make a habit out of this… Charity Navigator has given us its highest possible rating for the FIFTH year in a row!

Charity Navigator’s CEO wrote, “Only 13% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

By |September 5th, 2019|Announcements, News, Support ACSZ|Comments Off on Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating…For The FIFTH Time|

Dr. Howard Zvi Goldschmidt Elected President of ACSZ

The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem is pleased to announce that the National Board has elected Dr. Howard Zvi Goldschmidt to serve as its new President. Dr. Goldschmidt will be taking over for Debbie Kestenbaum, who served as President with tremendous acuity and vision for the last three years.

Shaare Zedek has been an important cause in Dr. Goldschmidt’s family for decades. His maternal grandfather, Herman Warisch z”l, was a classmate and lifelong friend of Dr. Falk Schlesinger, z”l, the Hospital’s second Director-General. His paternal grandfather, Carl Goldschmidt, z”l, served as a board member of The American Committee in the 1960s and 1970s and was honored posthumously in the early 80s. His parents, Helen and Eric Goldschmidt, attended many Shaare Zedek dinners and concerts. Dr. Goldschmidt himself was honored by the American Committee in 2016 for his outstanding volunteer service in providing world-class cardiac care to the people of Jerusalem and beyond.

“I feel honored to be stepping into the role of President of this amazing institution,” Dr. Goldschmidt said. “It has been my privilege since 2016 to spend a month at Shaare Zedek each year, working with senior physicians and residents in the Cardiology and Emergency Medicine departments. During my visits, I have had the opportunity to fully understand the ethos of this unique beacon for hope and healing. I believe that Shaare Zedek is one of the greatest providers of high-level medicine in a compassionate and supportive environment, making critical advancements in clinical care and research each day. I see it as my mission to get as many people as possible to visit the Hospital so that together, we can help make Shaare Zedek even greater than it is today. After all, what better more >

By |July 2nd, 2019|Announcements, Dr. Howie Goldschmidt's Blog, Events, News, Support ACSZ|Comments Off on Dr. Howard Zvi Goldschmidt Elected President of ACSZ|
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    VIDEO: Professor Ofer Merin at Jerusalem Post Conference in NYC

VIDEO: Professor Ofer Merin at Jerusalem Post Conference in NYC

Professor Ofer Merin gave a very moving talk at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York City in June 2019. He spoke shortly after beginning his work as Director-General of Shaare Zedek Medical Center. Professor Merin is only the fifth person in that role since the Hospital’s founding in 1902.

He captivated the audience as he discussed his role as the head of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, the head of our Trauma Unit and the head of the IDF’s renowned mobile field hospital.
Prof. Merin shared that Shaare Zedek has over the last decade doubled the number of patients it treats annually and that the hospital is incorporating new technologies, building new facilities, introducing advanced technologies including a special MRI machine for premature babies, and increasing the use of robotics.
Professor Merin also described his experiences heading the IDF field hospital over the past fifteen years in numerous mass-casualty events around the world. He explained that Israel’s mobile field hospital has received the highest rating from the World Health Organization, for the standards that it maintains. However, he shared that in his opinion, “…what separates it from others, is our values, our ability to treat people with the proper dignity.”
Professor Merin also described the staff’s dedicated efforts in the hospital’s Trauma Unit, which frequently has to deal with harrowing cases of terror victims and their rehabilitation.
He closed his speech with a brief explanation of his own history as the son of a Holocaust survivor, quoting the Talmudic dictum, “Whosoever saves one life, saves the whole world,” and expressing that Shaare Zedek is steadfast in its efforts to maintain and save lives.
Read the Jerusalem Post’s coverage here.

 

By |June 25th, 2019|Events, News|Comments Off on VIDEO: Professor Ofer Merin at Jerusalem Post Conference in NYC|