Tuesday, 4 September 2012
ABC Wednesday, H for Hadassa Medical Centre
One of the last days of my visit in Israel, Dina took me to the Hadassah Medical Centre.
The Hadassah Medical Centre, outside Jerusalem, consists of a modern hospital, which has recently be extended, a couple of buildings for the various medical professions, belonging to the university, and a synagogue containting the famous Chagall windows. The students of this university are from different backgrounds and origins like Jewish, Arabic and others.
The garden and park around Hadassah Medical Centre are beautiful and show many modern objects of art.
The name Hadassah means Esther.
Wikipedia says:"The hospital was founded by Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, which continues to underwrite a large part of its budget today. The Medical Center ranks as the sixth-largest hospital complex in Israel.
In 2005, Hadassah was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in acknowledgment of its equal treatment of all patients, regardless of ethnic and religious differences, and efforts to build bridges to peace".
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and to Roger our new Captain..For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with H.