The Pediatric Ward - A broader Look

The Pediatric Ward, the Pediatric Day Care and most of the Pediatric Specialty Clinics are located in the Mother and Child (Em Vayeled) Pavilion of the Hadassah University Hospital at Ein Kerem. The pavilion is a modern, state of the art, friendly facility, and excels with an inviting atmosphere for the children. There is a new Center for Pediatric Emergency Medicine in a new and very comfortable building and a new unique Metabolic Diagnostic Center.

The diagnostic tests and the therapeutic approaches used in the Pediatric ward are amongst the most modern in the world. Senior Pediatricians who are experts in many subspecialties, together with the residents of the department, work in complete harmony with pediatric surgeons, orthopedists, heart surgeons, ear, nose and throat specialists, ophthalmologists, urologists, dentists, and many other specialists from the Hadassah University Hospital and from the Hebrew University Medical School, all of whom are specialists in treating children in their respective fields. The multi-disciplinary approach is practiced by all members of staff. The Department is therefore well-known for its warm and caring approach to the sick child and his family.

As being part of a University Hospital, the department runs a training program for residents in Pediatrics as well as fellowships for physicians in a variety of subspecialties. In addition, the department is involved in teaching medical students and in basic and clinical research.

The Pediatric Ward treats children and infants, with a wide variety of chronic and acute diseases, including AIDS, hematological, pulmonary, infectious, immune deficiency, cardiological, gastrointestinal, nutritional disorders and liver diseases, auto-immune, immunological and allergic disorders, endocrinological disorders, neurological muscle, renal, genetic, metabolic, dermatological diseases, nutritional disorders, failure to thrive, developmental disorders. Also treated are infants who need special attention prior to complicated heart surgery as well as post-operative care. Children are admitted for hospitalization, in emergency cases, through the Emergency Room, or through elective hospitalization after being examined by a senior pediatrician from the out-patient clinic. The Department of Pediatrics treats not only children living in greater Jerusalem, but also children with complicated medical problems throughout Israel and the Palestinian Authority.