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Nurses & Allied Health Professionals


What a year this has been! We have celebrated many firsts with our colleagues in Israel, amongst them: the humanitarian mission of Hadassah nurses educating Polish colleagues on trauma treatment for victims of war in Ukraine; the midwife hotline set up to offer advice; providing lab coats and guidance for the first White Coat Ceremony for our advanced nursing graduates; presentations of cutting-edge nursing research; and the dedication of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing’s New Learning Center at the Goldwurm Auditorium.
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Reflections from First-Time Visitor Phyllis Garr

Reflections from First-Time Visitor Phyllis Garr
As I walked up the hill in October 2022 to participate in the Hadassah Northeast walk for women's health, my first Hadassah event, I reflected on my favorite theorist, Patricia Benner, who implemented stages of learning in nursing careers as we go from novice to expert. Then in November, I found myself a novice again, as I traveled with Hadassah on my first journey to Israel. I proceeded with my eyes wide open regarding my Jewish heritage. Masada, the Old City, the Western Wall at dawn and dusk in Jerusalem as Shabbat began, the internal connection I felt as I pass by people and smile -- all this impacted me. 
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Marian Kaplan Debby Orloff
Throughout my career, I have been very fortunate to have been able to work with a diverse group of talented professionals and lay people; to expand my skill set into areas outside of nursing (management, organizational development, marketing, finance, creative writing); and to meet inspirational people in Michigan and beyond. Read full profile.


Goldwurm Auditorium DedicationOur Healthcare Heroes -- YOU
A festive dedication of the New Learning Center at the Goldwurm Auditorium at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem took place on November 14, 2022. This project addresses the critical nursing shortage that Israel is experiencing. The Government of Israel has asked and Hadassah has answered by increasing the nursing student class size by 25%. The auditorium has been transformed into a state-of-the-art learning center accommodating 185 students, with upgraded multimedia and integrated technology, full access for all with physical challenges, additional classroom spaces, simulation technology and more. We were treated to a new video, which captured many Nursing milestones of our Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing. Watch the full dedication here.
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Our Healthcare Heroes -- YOUOur Healthcare Heroes -- YOU
This program was held on May 15, 2022, in commemoration of National Nurses Week and International Nurses Day. The goal was to celebrate all healthcare heroes. The program started off with a video about Hadassah nurses in action in Israel. "Nurses speak a common language — a language for caring for our patients and each other," said Robin Shuman, Co-chair of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council. Nursing leaders from the US and Israel shared their personal nursing stories and talked about what inspires them on a daily basis. Watch the recording of the full program here.

Building the Future of Nursing in IsraelBuilding the Future of Nursing in Israel
Held on September 18, 2022, this program focused on the incredible research being conducted by Hadassah nurses in Israel. Robin Shuman, Co-Chair of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council, spoke of the many achievements in the world of Hadassah nursing, one of the more recent ones being the first White Coat Ceremony that was held in Israel, earlier this year in May. The program continued with presentations made by nurse leaders, educators, and researchers from the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing in Israel, to learn about advanced practice nursing in Israel, where it is now and what the future may hold. Watch the recording of the full program here.

Greater Detroit Health Professional Council Program:
"Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation"

This program featured a presentation by Dr. Mari Alschuler, an associate professor of social work at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. Greater Detroit Hadassah attendees of the stimulating web-based workshop learned about concepts related to gender identity, intersectionality theory, and the importance of names and pronouns. During the presentation, Mari utilized Zoom break out rooms to allow the attendees to create action items for improvement in communication with transgender and binary clients in their practice. Thank you, Mari Alschuler, for an informative evening. If any Hadassah members have ideas for future workshops, please email Debby Orloff at


The Minister of Health Meets the Future The Minister of Health Meets the Future
Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz met with future generation of the profession at the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing. In attendance: Dr. Shirley Luz, Director of the Certification Department, Nursing Administration, Ministry of Health; Prof. Dina Ben Yehuda, Dean of the School of Medicine at Hebrew University; Dr. Michal Libergal, Head of the Department of Nursing at Hebrew University; Dr. Nurit Zusman, Director of the Hadassah School of Nursing; Dr. Hila Tam, Director of the Kaplan School of Nursing; Dr. Efrat Danino, Director of the Shamir School of Nursing; and the school faculty. The minister greeted and wished success, noted his sympathy and the importance of the profession and thanked all the teams.

Dr. Anita Noble Receives Award
The Hadassah Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Council was thrilled to announce that Dr. Noble, a senior clinical lecturer at the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing and a volunteer with the Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA), received Israel’s Presidential Award for Volunteerism. The festive ceremony took place in June at the home of the President of the State of Israel, Isaac Herzog. Read the full article here.


Hadassah On CallHadassah On Call Podcast Episode: "The Truth About Hormones & Women's Mental Health." New research by the Hadassah Medical Organization has shown that women who experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are more likely to experience perimenopausal depression, says Dr. Inbal Reuveni, a senior psychiatrist at the hospital. In this month's "Hadassah on Call: New Frontiers in Medicine" podcast, host Maayan Hoffman and Dr. Reuveni discuss this research and the issue of women's mental health.
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