Hadassah-Ein Kerem was founded by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, when its original hospital on Mt. Scopus became inaccessible following Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. In the ensuing years, Hadassah continued to treat the people of Jerusalem in an assortment of makeshift facilities scattered throughout the city. With no immediate prospect of returning to Mt. Scopus, the women of Hadassah dedicated themselves to building a modern medical campus in the quiet suburb of Ein Kerem. Opened in 1961, today the extensive campus of Hadassah University Medical Center at Ein Kerem contains over 25 buildings, including outstanding research facilities and the schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and public health.
Hadassah’s most recent and most ambitious project to date is a lower-level operating room. These operating rooms are located underground in an area protected from conventional, biological, and chemical weapons. In the face of war or terror, these underground operating rooms ensure lives can be saved without interruption. These state-of-the-art facilities will provide surgeons with the tools needed to perform complex trauma surgery, oncology procedures, organ transplants, and advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeries.
Hadassah Hospital deals with virtually every conceivable aspect of modern medicine and serves as a national referral centre for the most complex and challenging medical cases. With more than 130 departments and clinics, Hadassah-Ein Kerem provides the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services as well as attending to the daily needs of the local, national and international patients. Hadassah Hospital is also proud to be the home of the Chagall windows.
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