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About Hadassah

Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America

  • February 24, 1912, Baltimore educator Henrietta Szold founded Hadassah.

  • 1913 - Hadassah sends two American nurses to Palestine to establish community health and maternity care stations, laying the foundation of Israel’s medical infrastructure.

  • Hadassah is the largest women’s, the largest volunteer and the largest Jewish membership organization in the United States, with over 300,000 members and 1,500 chapters in every congressional district. In addition, Hadassah International has chapters in 34 countries around the world.

  • In Israel, Hadassah initiates and supports pace-setting health care, education and youth institutions, and land development to meet the country's changing needs.

  • In the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs, promotes health awareness, and provides personal enrichment and growth for its members.

  • Hadassah founded, owns and supports the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem through the Hadassah Medical Organization, its flagship project.

The Hadassah University Medical Center

  • A state-of-the-art medical center incorporating all medical and surgical sub-specialties, with a tertiary care referral hospital at Ein Kerem and a community hospital on Mt. Scopus; conducts more than half the hospital research in Israel.

  • The largest employer in Jerusalem excluding the government: 850 physicians 1,940 nurses, 1,020 paramedical and support staff; two campuses with 1,000 beds, 31 operating theaters, 9 intensive care units and over 120 outpatient clinics. Committed to excellence in health care, medical research and medical education.

  • Welcomes every individual who requires medical attention without regard for race, religion, gender, ethnicity or political persuasion -- and has done so since its inception. Provides hospital services for nearly one million people annually; treated more than 2500 victims of the recent Intifada.

  • Partners with the Hebrew University in five medical academic institutions: the Schools of Medicine; Nursing; Dental Medicine; Occupational Therapy; Public Health and Community Medicine.

  • A Bridge to Peace - programs for medical personnel from the Palestinian Authority and students from Egypt, Jordan and 90 countries around the world. Was nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.

  • A member of the American Hospital Association; recipient of Congressionally funded American Schools and Hospital Abroad (ASHA) assistance.