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Assessment of Trauma in Israel by Herzog Medical Center

Professor Pinchas Dannon, Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Herzog Hospital, presents a poignant assessment of the various challenges of trauma needs in Israel today.  The following article was published in E-Jewish Philanthropy. It is important reading that will give you a good insight into what is happening in mental health/psychotrauma in Israel. Herzog Hospital’s historic and pioneering work in all areas of mental health positions us to be one of the leading forces in Israel to help develop the…

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A Message from Dr. Yehezkel Caine,President, Herzog Hospital

Dr. Yehezkel Caine, President of Herzog Medical Center in Jerusalem, spoke at Temple Anshei Shalom of Delray Beach, Florida, on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Ahead of his presentation, Dr. Caine explained his role as president, and expressed how the hospital’s mission has been affected since the Hamas-Israel war began on October 7th, 2023. “As president, my main focus is on the strategic development of the hospital; issues of planning, construction, research/ development and fundraising. October 7th has shined a spotlight…

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Happy 129th Birthday, Herzog Medical Center

It all started in 1894 in the Old City of Jerusalem. On the fifth night of Hanukkah, a group of women wanted to help other women, who were having mental health issues after they gave birth. In those days, no one knew about postpartum depression. So these courageous women organized the Ezrat Nashim Association to provide these new mothers with a special home to give them time to return to themselves. This home soon became the first psychiatric hospital in the Middle…

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Israel’s Ministry of Defense designated Herzog Hospital as the official centre for Jerusalem

Several months ago, Israel’s Ministry of Defense designated Herzog Hospital as the official centre for Jerusalem, the surrounding areas and the south of Israel, to treat soldiers suffering from mental health/PTSD problems. With the onset of the war, the Ministry has asked us to immediately open and begin receiving discharged soldiers who need help. The Ministry of Defense has a special category which identifies individuals who were so seriously affected psychologically by their army service that they need mental health counselling.…

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Herzog Meeting The Needs Of The Traumatized

During this time of crisis in our beloved Israel, HERZOG has dramatically expanded all of its mental health and psychotrauma services, adding psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers to help the thousands of people affected emotionally by the war.  The staffs of both Herzog’s Metiv-Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, and its Community Mental Health Center, are working with the survivors of the massacre of 7th October and their families to assist them to deal with both the short-term and long-term mental health challenges which they now face. Our…

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A Message from Dr. Yehezkel Caine, President and Dr. Jacob Haviv, CEO and Director-General, Herzog Medical Centre

Dear Friend of Herzog Hospital, As of this writing, the casualty count is over 700 murdered, over 2500 injured, and at least 100 kidnapped and taken to the Gaza Strip – an inconceivable number for any event short of an earthquake. Even for a country as inured to terror as is Israel, this is a tragedy of epic proportions, especially considering the size of the country. Almost everyone has a relative or a friend affected by this event. Here at HERZOG we have moved rapidly onto…

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Dr. Jacob Haviv invited to Istanbul for Collaboration on Mental Health

Dear Friend of Herzog Medical Center, We are very proud to tell you of HERZOG’s recent activities on the international front! Earlier this month, Dr. Jacob Haviv, CEO and Director-General of Herzog Medical Center, and Prof. Pinchas Dannon, Director of the Department of Psychiatry, were invited to Istanbul, Turkey to discuss collaborations in the field of mental health. In addition, Prof Dannon spoke at the mental health conference “The Meeting Point of Neuroelectrophysiology & Genetics,” and gave two presentations: “Noninvasive…

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Israel’s Ministry Of Health Gives Herzog Hospital Highest Rating

Each year, Israel’s Ministry of Health reviews the performance of every hospital in Israel. We are very proud to inform you that Herzog Hospital scored a perfect score of 10 in the Ministry of Health’s quality indicators report for 2022 – making HERZOG the highest ranking of all geriatric hospitals in Israel. “It is a great pride for the employees of Herzog Hospital to receive recognition from the Ministry of Health for their commitment 24/7, 365 days a year,”  stated Dr. Jacob (Kobi) Haviv, CEO…

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