Hadassah's main purpose is "to create a better world through medicine". One of the objectives on the way to fulfil this purpose is improving the treatment of children with chronic diseases and special needs, using the Pediatric Chronic Disease Center at Hadassah Mt. Scopus.
The center's pioneering therapeutic approach is based on all-inclusive care for the child and his family, while taking into account both the physical aspects of the disease and its psycho-social aspects. The center treats children with special needs and children suffering from complex problems which require involvement of a variety of specialists. In addition, the center offers the concentration of all diagnostic and follow-up testing, medical surveillance and treatment of arising problems by a permanent staff which knows the child and is familiar with his unique situation.