Jerusalem With a Heart :: Hospital Expands Cardiac Services For All
Cardiac medical care for the residents and visitors to Israel’s capital just took another leap forward. One the major medical centers in Jerusalem, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, has dedicated its new Heart Center. The hospital is open to people from all sectors of Israel — Jews, Arabs, Christians, Buddhists, atheists and everyone else. This dedication demonstrates the central value placed on life and health within the Jewish Nation. The Milstein Heart Center is a symbol of the warm heart of Israel.
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HADASSAH DEDICATES THE IRMA AND PAUL MILSTEIN HEART CENTER AT HADASSAH HOSPITAL EIN KEREM
Article Courtesy: Hadassah International
The new Irma and Paul Milstein Heart Center was dedicated at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem on Friday, Oct 12th. The Milstein Family’s generous gift provides Jerusalem with a cutting edge cardiac center with some of the most advanced features and technology available today.
Prof. Chaim Lotan, Director of the Heart Institute at the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO), stated, “This new Heart Center, will catapult us 50 years into the future. Occupying 4,500 square meters (roughly 48,500 square feet), it is the most advanced cardiac intensive care unit in Israel and includes four of the most advanced catheterization labs in the world and another two more catheterization labs are planned. An additional catheterization lab will operate at the Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, to prevent the need to transfer patients to Ein Kerem.”
Occupying the entire third floor of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Ein Kerem, the Center makes use of the world’s most sophisticated cardiac technology and more than doubles the department’s previous capacity to treat heart patients. The unit includes 11 intensive care private rooms plus 11 post-catherization beds and another 32 beds in the cardiac ward.
It also features giant high-resolution screens connected to the imaging equipment which display all the patient’s vital data. The catheterization labs also include one room that operates a bi-plane system providing three-dimensional imaging of the heart from two cameras at the same time.
Lotan adds, “Our experts use these imagines in real time for maximum accuracy. In a hybrid room, we can switch from catheterization to open heart surgery if necessary without moving the patient and losing valuable time. The 2019 dual-camera system is among the first installed in the world. There are inner-aortal cameras and numerous other technological advances that were considered science fiction not long ago.”
Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) Director General Prof. Zeev Rotstein stated, “This comprehensive facility that can treat all types of heart disease, is a tremendous gift to the people of Israel and will insure that HMO’s cardiac research and treatment will save more lives every day.”
Janice Weinman, CEO of Hadassah Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), presided over the dedication and noted that, “The center brings sophisticated technology, and for the first time, enough room to teach heart professionals from around the world who have asked to learn from Hadassah’s cadre of experts and innovators.”
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