Hadassah University Medical Centre Jerusalem
About the hospital
Hadassah University Medical Center Jerusalem is a tertiary-level hospital that treats virtually every conceivable aspect of modern medicine and serves as a national reference center for complex medical cases. The hospital provides the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services in Israel for the local and national populations and many foreign patients. For almost 100 years, Hadassah Medical Center has been a leader in medicine and nursing in the country, laying the foundation and setting the standard for the modern healthcare system.
Opened in 1961, the sprawling Hadassah Hospital consists of more than 28 buildings with specialized services at the Institute of Oncology, the Department of Hematology, and the Department of Cancer Immunobiology and Bone Marrow Transplantation. The hospital has more than 130 departments, 800 beds, 31 operating rooms, and nine special intensive care units. The hospital annually provides medical and surgical care to about 1.5 million people. Of these, about 85,000 are inpatients and 75,000 outpatients. In addition, the medical center admits 40,500 oncological and hematological patients and provides services for the birth of 12,000 newborns.
Hadassah University Medical Center is Israel's only academic medical institution that combines teaching and learning on the same campus. Hadassah provides outstanding education and clinical experience with the Hebrew University. About 60% of scientific medical research in Israel is carried out in the Hadassah clinic. In 2020, Hadassah researchers received six of the eight coveted research physician grants awarded by the Israel Science Foundation. Thanks to the clinic's achievements in artificial insemination, the first child with the help of IVF was born in the country. In addition, Prime Minister Israeli Ariel Sharon was treated in the neurological department of the clinic. Since 2005, the medical team has been successfully engaged in gene therapy for cancer, anemia, and genetic diseases, and two years later, developed a vaccine against autoimmune Crohn's disease.
The clinic is proud of the newest building of the hospital - Sarah's Tower Watsman Davidson. It is an impeccably designed, low-energy state-of-the-art hospital building for which a team of architects received a building design award. The hospital has departments for all types of diseases, and some departments are the only ones of their kind in the Jerusalem area. Specialized centers such as the Patricia and Russell Fleischman Center for Women's Health, the Marlene Greenbaum Multidisciplinary Breast Center, and the Center for Brain Diseases and the Heart Institute are unique in Israel. The high competence of doctors guarantees patients high-quality medical care. Hospital gardens provide green space for emotional support for patients and staff.
What range of services does the clinic offer?
The hospital offers the most modern and innovative therapies in cardiology, cardiac surgery, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, orthopedics, surgery, tumor immuno-oncology, urology, and nephrology. Doctors prefer gentle and organ-preserving treatment strategies.
Should I choose Hadassah University Medical Center for neurosurgery?
Yes, thanks to the experience of doctors, the availability of neuro microscopes, and intraoperative navigation systems, operations on the brain and spinal cord of any complexity require a minimum recovery and have the lowest number of complications. It has been rated as a reference center for brain surgery.
Can I get stomach cancer treatment at the medical center?
The center develops an individual therapeutic strategy to reduce the number of stomach cancer relapses: chemotherapy and biological treatment, removal and ablation of metastases, direct chemotherapy to the liver, and warming of the abdominal cavity to reduce the number of recurrences.
Why is the clinic the best for diagnosing genetic diseases?
Because the bioinformatics team was the first in Israel and the world to apply WES (Whole Exome Sequencing) analysis in a clinical setting for patients and during pregnancy. It offers a fetal sample obtained by biopsy for early diagnosis and timely treatment of diseases.
About the city
Jerusalem is the religious and historical epicenter of the world. A surreal and vibrant city, sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians - more than a third of all people on earth. The city is located between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world.
The Old City is full of historical and religious elements that make this city so unique. The Old City inside is divided into four quarters - Jewish, Christian, Arabic, and Armenian. The Western Wall, or the Wailing Wall, is the last surviving wall of what was once a Jewish temple. Today it is the holiest place in the world for Jews. Jerusalem is known primarily for its religious significance but is also home to many artistic and cultural centers. The city houses the Israel Museum and the Biblical Lands Museum. The national memorial Yad Vashem contains the world's most extensive library of Holocaust-related information.
However, Jerusalem is not all old. Modern West Jerusalem is the capital of modern Israel. Modern Jerusalem has the shops and institutions which guests would expect anywhere. All buildings in Jerusalem are required by law to be lined with the magical golden stone for which the town is famous. In the western part, there is also the famous Mahne Yehuda Market, the largest market in Jerusalem, with over 250 vendors. Mahne Yehuda Market is one of the busiest parts of the city. In the Ein Karem area is also Hadassah University Medical Center Jerusalem - one of the largest medical providers in the country. The hospital is known for its scientific discoveries and high efficiency of treatment.
Jerusalem is like no other. It is a city where the old and the new fight for space. The city does not stop progressing, accelerating its pace and updating itself. But among the daily bustle, there is always a place for religion.