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Rambam Holds Successful Gala Fundraising Event in London

5/23/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

More than 400 people came to show their support for Rambam Health Care Campus at a gala held London last week, attending a pre-premiere of “Rocketman”, the biographical film depicting the life of world-famous musician Sir Elton John. The event was held by British Friends of Rambam Medical Centre.

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(R-L): Professor Zohar Keidar, Dr. Emad Matanis, Dr. Michael Mimouni, Dr. Hagai Bar Yoseph, Dr. Michael Halberthal, and Dr. Michal Mekel. Photography: Pioter Fliter.

Rambam Provides Scholarships for Young Doctors

5/20/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

The 2019 Physicians Fellowship Scholarship Ceremony, sponsored by Rambam Knowledge Center and Rambam Health Care Campus administration, took place this year for the eleventh time. The Fellowship Scholarship helps physicians to study at leading medical institutions abroad, each working in their own fields to address issues facing the world of modern medicine.

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The hospital rollup located in Expo Tel Aviv. Photo courtesy of Meir Kilim, CEO of Kilim

Dare to Dream at Eurovision – Helping Rambam Turn Dreams into Reality

5/14/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

“Dare to Dream” is the slogan for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, and organizations involved with the competition are working to make these dreams a reality. They have established a joint fundraising campaign to benefit the children of Rambam’s Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital.

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Meeting of “The Patients’ Parliament” at Rambam, attended by Dr. Michael Halberthal. Photography: Nathaniel Ayzik, Rambam Spokesperson's Office.

Rambam’s Patients’ Parliament Discusses Treatment Experiences

5/12/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Rambam recently renewed an old tradition: "The Patients’ Parliament" – a unique activity in Israeli hospitals that enables patient representatives to take part in streamlining the health system.

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Working to Improve Patient Experience at Rambam

5/1/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Combining forces: Philips Israel, Rambam Health Care Campus, and the BeWell.il community are working together to improve patients' hospitalization experiences.

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Dr. Michael Halberthal, Dr. Hany Bayouth, and Gila Hyams with their Chinese counterparts at the seminar in Shanghai. Photo courtesy of Ms. Gila Hyams.

Rambam Team Participates in Trauma Seminar in Shanghai

4/21/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

A small delegation from Rambam Health Care Campus participated in a two-day workshop at Shanghai’s Ruijin Hospital. The workshop – part of a larger project – was initiated by a graduate of Rambam’s trauma management training program.

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Dr. Tzach Sharoni at work in India. Photos courtesy of Dr. Sharoni.

Rambam Doctor Travels to India for Six Days to Perform Surgery

4/16/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Dr. Tzach Sharoni, a senior plastic surgeon at the Rambam Health Care Campus, who was also the Israeli representative in an international delegation to India, restored smiles to patients who had undergone previously unsuccessful surgeries.

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Rambam's medical teams during the drill. Photography: Nathaniel Ayzik, Spokesperson's Office, RHCC

Mass Casualty Drill Held at Rambam

4/10/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Once a year drills are held at Rambam Health Care Campus together with the IDF Home Front Command, the Emergency Division of the Ministry of Health, and peer review professionals from other hospitals. Such drills are critical to ensure the hospital's preparedness when faced with a mass casualty situation. The drill held this year, on April 10, focussed on a "dirty bomb" scenario.

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Newsweek: Rambam Among Top Three Hospitals in Israel

4/8/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Newsweek magazine recently performed an in-depth study of the hospitals in 11 different countries. Rambam Health Care Campus was ranked among the top three hospitals in Israel.

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Hostel for Families of Children with Cancer to be Constructed Next to Rambam Hospital

4/3/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

A cornerstone ceremony was recently held for construction a hostel that will host pediatric cancer patients and their families coming to Rambam Health Care Campus for treatment. The hostel is the result of a collaborative effort between multiple organizations and donors.

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Professor Gil in his laboratory. Photography: Miki and Gal Koren.

Collaborative Research: Discovery of Survival Mechanism for Pancreatic Cancer May Improve Treatment

4/2/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Research conducted by scientists from Israel and the US shows how cancer cells, considered among the most lethal of human cancers, undergo a kind of metabolic "reprogramming" for their survival. This discovery will contribute to research into more effective treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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Elia in the baby nursery. Photography: Nethaniel Ayzik, Spokesperson's Office, RHCC

Rambam Fulfills Young Girl’s Dream to be a Midwife

3/20/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Due to several different medical conditions, nine-year-old Elia Zach has been in and out of hospitals since she was four-and-a-half years old. Her best hospital visit occurred when Rambam fulfilled her dream of being a midwife for a day in its maternity ward.

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A multi-disciplinary team of neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists during the operation. Photography: Ofer Golan

Rambam Doctors Remove Brain Tumor that Caused Deafness vis Rare "Keyhole" Surgery

3/18/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

A woman underwent 12 hours of surgery to have a tumor removed from her brain. To successfully remove the tumor, which was near the woman’s auditory nerve, surgeons entered through the woman’s ear and drilled a canal to reach the tumor.

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The course participants with Rambam’s surgical team. Photography: Pioter Fliter

How Did Rambam Become a Knowledge Sharing Center with Leading European Medical Centers?

3/10/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Rambam Health Care Campus, Northern Israel’s largest hospital and only Level 1 trauma center, goes the second mile beyond treating patients. Hospital specialists recently participated in several unique knowledge sharing projects with leading medical centers throughout Europe. Israeli medical experience and expertise have become a sought-after commodity.

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Rambam's outgoing director, Professor Beyar (L) and Rambam's new director, Dr. Michael Halberthal (R). Photo credit: RHCC archives

New Roles — Renewed Vision — The Same Heart

3/3/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

As of March 1, 2019, Rambam Health Care Campus welcomed its new, and ninth General Director, Dr. Michael Halberthal. For Professor Rafi Beyar this simply means a new title, new goals, and renewed focus on what is near and dear to his heart — Rambam Health Care Campus!

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Professors Bolotin (L) and Beyar (R) at the conference. Photo credit: Pioter Fliter

Cardiac Health: Good News and Great News

2/28/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Assembled at Rambam’s 11th annual Department of Cardiac Surgery conference were the leading Israeli cardiac surgeons and hundreds of other physicians and nurses working in the field. In addition to presenting the latest, breakthrough high tech devices, the participants deliberated on the necessity for a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment in order to guarantee the best care.

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Amna Hijazi with Dr. Oren Caspi (on the right) and Dr. Zvi Adler. Photo credit: Nathaniel Ayzik

From Lab to Life — Heart Implantation Instead of Transplantation

2/25/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Today, more than ever, artificial heart implantation is becoming an excellent, accessible solution for people suffering from extreme heart failure, the epidemic of the Western world. Patients no longer have to wait years for a donor heart. The third generation of artificial hearts is here, and accessibility is growing.

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Dr. Charas prepares a bio-compatible gel treatment at Rambam. Credit: Pioter Fliter.

New Treatment Protects Prostate Cancer Patients from Intestinal Damage during Radiation Therapy

2/24/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

M., a prostate cancer patient, needed to undergo radiation treatment. However, as a carrier of a genetic mutation, this form of treatment could also endanger his health and cause intestinal tumors. A new methodology recently introduced at Rambam gives him and other patients hope.

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Dr. Michael (Miki) Halberthal. Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter.

Dr. Michael Halberthal Appointed Ninth Director General of Rambam Health Care Campus

2/21/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Dr. Michael (Miki) Halberthal, who most recently served as Deputy Director of Rambam, has been appointed Director General and CEO of Rambam Health Care Campus. Dr. Halberthal’s appointment will officially begin March 1, 2019, replacing Professor Rafael (Rafi) Beyar, who served as Rambam's director for the last 13 years and has retired from that position. Dr. Halberthal, 60, married and a father of four from Zichron Yaakov, becomes the ninth director of Northern Israel’s largest hospital.

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Rambam's surgical team in the operating room. Credit: Spokesperson's Office, RHCC

Six Procedures in One Surgery: Young Motorcyclist Saved from Severe Disability at Rambam

2/20/2019 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Rambam Health Care Campus is the only Level 1 trauma center in Northern Israel, treating the most difficult, complex injuries. Recently, an exceptionally rare case was treated at Rambam – a large-scale orthopedic injury not seen every day. During an operation in which a multidisciplinary team took part, six procedures were performed to fix an injury that could have led to serious disability.

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