I will never forget one of my first visits to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center when I came across one of their medical clowns. From a distance, I didn’t really understand what I was looking at. Oversized pants, fairy wings, and big red hair- this was not your typical patient. Once she turned around and began approaching me though, it was clear I was staring at a medical clown! Patch Adams here I come! I was excited to have my first interaction with a medical clown, despite having heard much about them. Thankfully, I have always been healthy enough to have never had the chance to meet one before now.
Hospitals are full of extremes: highs, lows, and sometimes, incredibly intense situations. The latest story that I wish to share from Assaf Harofeh Medical Center is no different. Last week, a woman gave birth in a place other than the hospital and luckily, a by-stander came to her aid. A unique situation to say the least!
A healthy baby girl was born last week in a car, in front of the emergency room at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. The by-stander who came to the woman’s aid was none other than Dr. Eyal Yechezkieli , the Head of the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department. This unconventional birth occurred when the mother, Shani*, was trying to make her way to the emergency room.
CHW has begun a two-year commitment to provide improved mammography treatment at the CHW M. Fanny Comprehensive Breast Care Institute, now celebrating its tenth anniversary at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. The facility is unique in Israel, providing women with same-day test results, and housing all services related to diagnosis, consultation and support under one roof.
Over 1.5 million patients receive compassionate care and medical excellence at Hadassah Hospital and the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center annually.