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Santa and Staff from the Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital. Credit: Nathaniel Isaac, Spokesperson's Office, RHCC

Holiday of Holidays in Haifa: Santa Claus Comes to Rambam

12/26/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

During the last weeks of December, the city of Haifa has a huge celebrate called, the "Holiday of Holidays." During this time, Jewish, Christian, and Isalmic holidays that fall in December are celebrated and people come to Haifa from all over Israel to participate in the fun. However, holidays in the hospital are never fun, and so, in the spirit of the Holiday of Holidays, Santa visited children in Rambam's Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital

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The entrance to the new center with the Zukier family and members of Rambam's administration. Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter

Zukier Family Honored for Philanthropy to Fight Epilepsy

12/14/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

An event honoring the Zukier family for their donation of The Zukier Family Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Excellence was held on December 13, 2018 in the Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital at Rambam Health Care Campus.

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Pouring the roof of the first floor of Helmsley Health Discovery Tower. Photography: Pioter Fliter

Underway at Rambam: Helmsley Health Discovery Tower

12/12/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Today (Wednesday, December 12), a ceremony was held to celebrate completion of the first floor for the Helmsley Health Discovery Tower, under construction at the heart of Rambam Health Care Campus. Attending were representatives of Rambam’s administration, Friends of Rambam, University of Haifa, and the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.

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Daniella Abramov receives a Hanukkah gift before being discharged. Photo credit: Pioter Fliter

Australian Mystery Donor Gives Hundreds of Hanukkah Presents to Children Hospitalized at Rambam HCC

12/9/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

No child wants to be hospitalized during Hanukkah, a holiday filled with fun, games, laughter, and lighting of the menorah. So you can imagine how excited the children in Rambam’s Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital were when an anonymous Australian donor sent a transport of toys—just for them!

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Dr. Rashad Abusaleh at the CCVS Meeting.

Rambam Doctor Appointed as Israel/Asia International Youth Representative by the International Union of Angiology

12/6/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Dr. Rashad Abusaleh, a senior doctor in the Department of Vascular Surgery and Transplantation at Rambam Health Care Campus was appointed by the International Union of Angiology (IUA) to be the International Youth Vice Chairman of the Young Committee of the International Union of Angiology.

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(L-R) Professor Rafi Beyar, Professor Rami Aqeilan, Professor Mousa Youdim, and Professor Ziv Gil.  Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter

Rambam Celebrates 5 Years Promoting Breakthrough Israeli Cancer Research

12/4/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

The fifth Scientific Conference for Excellence in Cancer Research – during the course of which, the Youdim Family Prize was granted to researchers who excel in the field – was recently held at Rambam Health Care Campus. Over the past five years, seven researchers from different Israeli institutions have received the $20,000 prize, awarded for medical or biomedical cancer research exemplifies excellence, novelty, and/or scientific breakthroughs.

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Staff from the Daily Eating Disorder Treatment Service at Rambam. Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter

New Service for Daily Treatment of Eating Disorders at Rambam

11/27/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

A new program has been established at Rambam Health Care Campus, providing a new framework for young people struggling with eating disorders in Northern Israel.

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The teaching team with their students in Adis Ababa. Photo courtesy of Professor Eidelman.

African First: Israeli Doctor Trains Local Teams to Treat Pediatric Orthopedic Deformities

11/21/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Many children are born in Africa with orthopedic birth defects. Although this is a common problem, there are almost no available solutions. A unique course, given for the first time in Africa by a doctor from Rambam Health Care Campus taught local doctors important treatments and operations—new tools of hope for their patients.

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Setting up for free diabetes tests on World Diabetes Day at Rambam. Credit: Pioter Fliter

World Diabetes Day at Rambam

11/18/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

On Wednesday, November 14, Rambam Health Care Campus observed World Diabetes Day by providing free tests for hundreds of hospital visitors and staff.

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Celebrating Dr. Michael Baker (see text for details)

Rambam Honors Dr. Michael Baker at University of Haifa Ceremony

11/11/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Rambam Health Care Campus particpated in a University of Haifa ceremony in Toronto this week, honoring cancer researcher, Dr. Michael Baker, with an honorary PhD.

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Biking event participants. Photo Credit: Pinchos Cylich

Australians Biking for Rambam

11/11/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

A large biking event attended by more than 80 cyclists – including Israel’s ambassador to Australia, Mr. Mark Sofer – took place last week in the Melbourne area of Australia.

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Donation of More Than NIS 1 Million to Advance High-risk Pregnancy Treatment at Rambam

Donation of More Than NIS 1 Million to Advance High-risk Pregnancy Treatment at Rambam

11/4/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Good news for Israel’s north: The Unit of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Rambam, one of the leading units in its field, recently received a substantial gift to improve its hospitalization and treatment conditions. Behind this exceptional contribution stands successful businessman Dr. Avi Katz, a former resident of Haifa who chose to share part of his success with the local residents.

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Artwork by children to commemorate Memorial Day for Yitzhak Rabin. Photo courtesy of Spokesperson's Office, RHCC.

Children of Peace: 23 Years after Rabin Assassination

10/27/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated 23 years ago today. Rambam Health Care Campus honored his memory via special activities in the pediatric dialysis unit with children of diverse ethnicities and religions.

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Rambam's flag at half-mast

Honoring Pittsburgh Victims: Rambam Flags at Half-mast

10/27/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa has lowered its flags to half-staff to honor the victims in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania synagogue shooting in which 11 people were murdered.

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Noy Sol Azulai at her drawing exhibition, together with Professor Myriam Ben Arush, Director of Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital, and Professor Ram Weiss, Director of the Departments of Pediatrics A and Noy Sol Azulai at her drawing exhibition, together

Drawing of Her Life

10/25/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

For Noy Sol Azulai, age 19 from Kibbutz Afek, Rambam Health Care Campus is a familiar place. After undergoing life-saving head surgeries there, she returned to Rambam once again – this time while doing her National Service in the Department of Pediatrics B. This week another emotional circle was closed an exhibition of drawings she created as part of her rehabilitation process was opened to the public.

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The surgery performed at Rambam  (Photo credit: Pioter Fliter)

The GPS of Orthopedic Surgery

10/24/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

The use of new technology combining optical navigation, computer processing, and special positioning sensors used airplanes for space orientation recently entered the operating room at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa. The surgical procedure, which has been carried out to date approximately 50 times globally, was first performed in Israel during hip replacement surgery with the help of Swiss development which, according to specialists, can significantly improve surgical accuracy and results.

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(L-R): Hala Modalmog, Director of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; Tiffany Wilson, Executive Director of the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI); Professor Rafi Beyar, Director of Rambam Health Care Campus; Advocate Ronya Rubinstein; and Judith Va

Rambam HCC and Georgia Institute of Technology Establish Accelerator for Israeli Medical Technologies in Atlanta, Georgia

10/11/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

On October 11, 2018 a memorandum of understanding was signed for cooperation between Rambam Health Care Campus and the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) at Georgia’s Institute of Technology at a special ceremony held in Atlanta, Georgia. The outcome of this partnership will be a medical technology incubator for Israeli-based companies. This cooperative effort was made possible thanks to the assistance of the Israeli consulate in the southeastern United States and the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce (CONEX).

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Rambam: 16-year-old Girl Requires Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy after Smoking Hookah Pipe

10/9/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Last week a 16-year-old girl was rushed to Rambam Health Care Campus for blood poisoning—the result of a “fun” evening with friends smoking a hookah. Thankfully she was successfully treated in a barometric pressure chamber.

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The dedication ceremony of the new Radiation Therapy Wing. Photography: Pioter Fliter.

New Year, New Underground Radiation Therapy Wing, New Construction—Benefitting the People of Northern Israel

9/17/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

With the start of the Jewish New Year, this month also marks the start of a new construction boom at Rambam Health Care Campus. Starting it off is completion of a new Radiation Therapy Wing of the Joseph Fishman Oncology Center. Construction is also in full swing for the new Eyal Ofer Heart Hospital and will commence shortly on the Helmsley Health Discovery Tower.

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(L-R) Isaac Herzog with Professor Rafi Beyar. Photography: Pioter Fliter

Maintaining Good Ties: Isaac Herzog, Chairman of the Jewish Agency Visits Rambam Hospital in Haifa

9/4/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, Isaac (Bougie) Herzog, made a working visit to Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa on Sunday, September 2.

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Santa and Staff from the Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital. Credit: Nathaniel Isaac, Spokesperson's Office, RHCC

Holiday of Holidays in Haifa: Santa Claus Comes to Rambam

During the last weeks of December, the city of Haifa has a huge celebrate called, the "Holiday of Holidays." During this time, Jewish, Christian, and Isalmic holidays that fall in December are celebrated and people come to Haifa from all over Israel to participate in the fun. However, holidays in the hospital are never fun, and so, in the spirit of the Holiday of Holidays, Santa visited children in Rambam's Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital

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Pouring the roof of the first floor of Helmsley Health Discovery Tower. Photography: Pioter Fliter

Underway at Rambam: Helmsley Health Discovery Tower

Today (Wednesday, December 12), a ceremony was held to celebrate completion of the first floor for the Helmsley Health Discovery Tower, under construction at the heart of Rambam Health Care Campus. Attending were representatives of Rambam’s administration, Friends of Rambam, University of Haifa, and the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.

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Daniella Abramov receives a Hanukkah gift before being discharged. Photo credit: Pioter Fliter

Australian Mystery Donor Gives Hundreds of Hanukkah Presents to Children Hospitalized at Rambam HCC

No child wants to be hospitalized during Hanukkah, a holiday filled with fun, games, laughter, and lighting of the menorah. So you can imagine how excited the children in Rambam’s Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital were when an anonymous Australian donor sent a transport of toys—just for them!

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Dr. Rashad Abusaleh at the CCVS Meeting.

Rambam Doctor Appointed as Israel/Asia International Youth Representative by the International Union of Angiology

Dr. Rashad Abusaleh, a senior doctor in the Department of Vascular Surgery and Transplantation at Rambam Health Care Campus was appointed by the International Union of Angiology (IUA) to be the International Youth Vice Chairman of the Young Committee of the International Union of Angiology.

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(L-R) Professor Rafi Beyar, Professor Rami Aqeilan, Professor Mousa Youdim, and Professor Ziv Gil.  Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter

Rambam Celebrates 5 Years Promoting Breakthrough Israeli Cancer Research

The fifth Scientific Conference for Excellence in Cancer Research – during the course of which, the Youdim Family Prize was granted to researchers who excel in the field – was recently held at Rambam Health Care Campus. Over the past five years, seven researchers from different Israeli institutions have received the $20,000 prize, awarded for medical or biomedical cancer research exemplifies excellence, novelty, and/or scientific breakthroughs.

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The teaching team with their students in Adis Ababa. Photo courtesy of Professor Eidelman.

African First: Israeli Doctor Trains Local Teams to Treat Pediatric Orthopedic Deformities

Many children are born in Africa with orthopedic birth defects. Although this is a common problem, there are almost no available solutions. A unique course, given for the first time in Africa by a doctor from Rambam Health Care Campus taught local doctors important treatments and operations—new tools of hope for their patients.

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