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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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(L-R) Mayor Yona Yahav, Dr. Eyal Fruchter, and Dr. Talma Cohen. Photography: Pioter Fliter

Rambam Disaster Response Experts go into the Field to Treat Psychological Trauma

9/3/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

For the first time in Israel, Rambam inaugurated a psychological trauma unit in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, expanding the basket of health treatments for the northern population. Services include identifying trauma victims in the Emergency Room and treating them during and after hospitalization to strengthen their resilience to emergency situations.

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Natalie Ben-Moshe and Dr. Yaron Barlavie. Photography: Nathaniel Ayzik, Spokesperson’s Office, RHCC

Three Years after Carmel Tunnel Bus Crash, Most Severely Wounded Victim Meets the Caregivers Who Saved her Life

8/28/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Staff in Rambam’s General Intensive Care Unit are used to caring for patients with the most severe, life-threatening conditions. Frequently, they also see these same patients on their path to recovery. But a short time ago, the excitement in the unit was particularly contagious—Natalie Ben-Moshe, one of the most seriously injured people in the horrific Carmel Tunnel bus crash, returned to Rambam with her parents to visit the medical team that saved her life.

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Rambam's winning teams. Photography: Pioter Fliter

What's Your Problem? Thinking Outside the Box: Rambam is Turning Problems into Solutions

8/28/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Award-winning competition and partnerships with leading entrepreneurs: At Rambam we encourage innovative thinking among our employees and invite them to use their knowledge and clinical experience to improve medical practices.

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The Research Team (L-R): Top Row, Dr. Khatib, Professor Wiener, and Dr. Ginsburg; Bottom Row (L-R) Dr. Saadi and Professor Beloosesky. Photo credit: Pioter Fliter

New Research: Can Pomegranate Juice Reduce Brain Damage in Fetuses?

8/20/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Drinking pomegranate juice, the kind found in any supermarket, could reduce the risk of embryos developing brain damage, according to a new joint study by researchers from Rambam Health Care Campus and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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The Research Team (L-R): Top Row, Dr. Khatib, Professor Wiener, and Dr. Ginsburg; Bottom Row (L-R) Dr. Saadi and Professor Beloosesky. Photo credit: Pioter Fliter

Exciting Research: Rambam Physicians Discover Causes of Kidney Injury in Near Drowning Victims

8/14/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Rambam physicians discover that acute kidney injury is a common complication of near drownings, due to lack of oxygen and the fight-or-flight response. Their research points to men being at highest risk for this complication.

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(L-R): Dr. Salem Billan, Professor Ziv Gil, and Dr. Fadi Atrash, Director, Oncology Department, Augusta Victoria Hospital and graduate from Rambam Health Care Campus. Photo Credit: Erin Friedman

The Lancet Praises Successful Rambam Health Care Campus-Augusta Victoria Hospital Collaboration

8/5/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

“The partnership of Israeli and Palestinian physicians from both hospitals demonstrates the great potential of peacemaking in our region through improving treatment of cancer patients.” — Professor Ziv Gil, Director, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Rambam HCC.

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Lina Souad with her newborn. Photo credit: Ziv Koren

A touching story: She gave a life and received a life in the same hospital

7/25/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Three years after fighting for her life due to severe kidney disease and losing her first baby, 25-year-old Lina Souad continues to smile. She has returned to Rambam Health Care Campus and become a mother.

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Professor Ullman with Rambam's mystery patient. Photo credit: Pioter Fliter

Rambam's Mystery Patient

7/4/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

He was sent to Rambam in serious condition. Recovering, the lack of an ID, passport or other identifying information, prevents this man's release and he remains in the hospital, unable to go anywhere.

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Rambam nurses discussing breastfeeding during the panel discussion. Photo credit: Pioter Fliter

World Breastfeeding Week Celebrated at Rambam under the Banner – The Healthy Choice Everywhere

7/4/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

The Breastfeeding Survey among "Rambam mothers" found that 76 percent breastfed their babies and 60 percent believed they have a right to breastfeed anywhere they chose.

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Jacob Abu Abbas after the surgery. Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter
Dr. Israel Eisenstein.
Photo Credit: Nethaniel Ayzik,
Spokesperson's Office, RHCC

His Ankle replaces Knee Function After Rare Surgery at Rambam

6/18/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

After amputating his knee and mid leg, Jacob Abu Abbas underwent a rare operation at Rambam, fusing his ankle to his upper leg, only backwards. His new "knee" and a prosthesis should restore full ambulatory independence.

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Receiving Patients During the Drill. Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter
Dr. Israel Eisenstein.
Photo Credit: Nethaniel Ayzik,
Spokesperson's Office, RHCC

Largest Hospital in Northern Israel Prepares for War

6/14/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

The Scenario: Faced with the threat of missile attacks, Rambam Health Care Campus, Northern Israel’s largest hospital will have to move underground.

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Israel Celebrates and So Does Rambam: 80 Years of Service

Israel Celebrates and So Does Rambam: 80 Years of Service

4/16/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

As Israel's 70th anniversary celebrations approach, Rambam too is celebrating 80 years of medical service for the people of our region, nation, and world.

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Dr. Anatoli Stav receives his award
(see text for details).
Photo credit: Pioter Fliter

2017 Maimonides Best Published Original Research Prize

3/22/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

The Maimonides Best Published Original Research Prize, an initiative of Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal, was awarded for a study that will greatly benefit patients undergoing knee replacement surgery.

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(L–R): Professor Karl Skorecki, Director,
Medical and Research Development at
Rambam; Professor Rafi Beyar,
Director, Rambam HCC; Professor
Lloyd Minor, Dean, Stanford Medicine,
School of Medicine; Professor Eben
Rosenthal, Medical Director of the

Rambam & Stanford Medicine Conclude Joint Future of Medicine Symposium

3/12/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Stanford Medicine and Rambam Health Care Campus have just concluded the first joint Symposium on Planning for the Next Generation, paving the way for possible collaboration and strategic cooperation relating to the future of medicine.

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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

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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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

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) Mayor Yona Yahav, Dr. Eyal Fruchter, and Dr. Talma Cohen. Photography: Pioter Fliter

Rambam Disaster Response Experts go into the Field to Treat Psychological Trauma

For the first time in Israel, Rambam inaugurated a psychological trauma unit in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, expanding the basket of health treatments for the northern population. Services include identifying trauma victims in the Emergency Room and treating them during and after hospitalization to strengthen their resilience to emergency situations.

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Natalie Ben-Moshe and Dr. Yaron Barlavie. Photography: Nathaniel Ayzik, Spokesperson’s Office, RHCC

Three Years after Carmel Tunnel Bus Crash, Most Severely Wounded Victim Meets the Caregivers Who Saved her Life

Staff in Rambam’s General Intensive Care Unit are used to caring for patients with the most severe, life-threatening conditions. Frequently, they also see these same patients on their path to recovery. But a short time ago, the excitement in the unit was particularly contagious—Natalie Ben-Moshe, one of the most seriously injured people in the horrific Carmel Tunnel bus crash, returned to Rambam with her parents to visit the medical team that saved her life.

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The Research Team (L-R): Top Row, Dr. Khatib, Professor Wiener, and Dr. Ginsburg; Bottom Row (L-R) Dr. Saadi and Professor Beloosesky. Photo credit: Pioter Fliter

New Research: Can Pomegranate Juice Reduce Brain Damage in Fetuses?

Drinking pomegranate juice, the kind found in any supermarket, could reduce the risk of embryos developing brain damage, according to a new joint study by researchers from Rambam Health Care Campus and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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