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Tu B’Av – Love Day

This week we celebrated Tu B’Av, the Israeli version of Valentine’s Day. What makes this holiday different from Valentine’s Day is that it is not only a romantic holiday. Tu B’Av is a time to be with all of your loved ones, from family to friends! On this wonderful holiday, you show your loved ones how much they are cared for. Everyone comes together to celebrate their love!

On Tu B’Av I like to reflect on the many lives that CHW touches. At our daycare centres we provide a home-like environment for children. At Hadassim Youth Village and Nahalal we provide secure and loving places for children and teenagers. At Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital and Assaf Harofeh Medical Center we ensure patients and families receive care and comfort. At our shelters and the Calgary Bat-Yam Women’s Centre we provide a warm, welcoming, and safe place for women and the elderly.    

At CHW we strive to provide love and care to children, teenagers, women, and the elderly. It is wonderful to see all the love and warmth on this holiday and to know that CHW has a large role in ensuring that people throughout Israel are receiving the same treatment! Tu B’Av reminds us of the special people that we have in our life and how lucky we are!

Children celebrate Tu B’av at the Sandy Martin Daycare Centre in Ramat Hasharon.

 

A mother with her two children who underwent IVF at Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.

Who We Help: Personal Stories from Israel

rachelRachel, a 40 year-old, who recently arrived to Israel from Ethiopia, came to the CHW M. Fanny Breast Care Institute at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center after discovering a skin lesion on her breast. Biopsy results revealed that Rachel had Paget’s Disease, a malignant condition. Further imaging found ductal carcinoma. In this instance, the only course was a mastectomy. Rachel was informed of her condition, and after consultation with her family and doctors, she decided to proceed with surgery and breast reconstruction. Rachel is recovering well and is hopeful for an improved life with her family. 

1.5 million patients receive compassionate care and medical excellence at Hadassah Hospital and Assaf Harofeh Medical Center annually.

CHW supports Healthcare through the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, and the Assaf Harofeh Medical Centre in Zerifin, Israel. This video showcases the Lorne and Sylvia Cristall Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit at the Assaf Harofeh Medical Centre.

Nitsa Begins a New Chapter

"When Nitsa Skolnik came to the medical centre for testing, she received word that she was cancer-free. However, her reaction to this information was not one of overwhelming appreciation and joy. Employees at the centre were both puzzled and bewildered as Nitsa left the institute withdrawn and low spirited.

Later that day, the medical staff came across a note from Nitsa, explaining her odd behaviour. She was, as it turns out, quite thankful to the Breast Care Institute for handling her body with respect and care throughout her check-up. She explained that the reason she was despondent when given her test results was because she was living a nightmare of sexual abuse at the hands of the man who was supposed to love and protect her.”

Over 1.5 million patients receive compassionate care and medical excellence at Hadassah Hospital and the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center annually.

An Unconventional Birth at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

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. 
 

Watch a video about Hadassah Hospital’s new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, with Natalie Portman.

CHW M. Fanny Comprehensive Breast Care Institute

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.

Read more about CHW’s commitment to Healthcare.

Meet Dr. Tami Karni, Senior Surgeon and Director of the CHW M. Fanny Comprehensive Breast Care Institute, Deputy Chairperson to the Ethics Department of the Israeli Medical Association and Chairperson of the Medical Committee for Publicity and Press.
Read about Dr. Karni’s work at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center.

Meet Dr. Tami Karni, Senior Surgeon and Director of the CHW M. Fanny Comprehensive Breast Care Institute, Deputy Chairperson to the Ethics Department of the Israeli Medical Association and Chairperson of the Medical Committee for Publicity and Press.

Read about Dr. Karni’s work at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center.