HELP LANIADO HOSPITAL BUILD A PREMATURE BABY UNIT IN ISRAEL.
RAISING MONEY FOR PREMATURE BABIES FACILITY AT LANIADO HOSPITAL IN ISRAEL
Laniado served a critical role as a triage hospital during more than 20 Netanya-area suicide bombings and terrorist attacks in the Second Intifada. The worst of these was the 2002 Passover massacre at the Park Hotel, located three minutes from the hospital. Laniado also treated wounded soldiers from the First and Second Lebanon War.
The vision for establishing the hospital originated during the Holocaust, when Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam experienced the brutality and inhumanity of the Nazis firsthand as he lost his wife and eleven children in the holocaust.
Laniado is operated strictly according to Jewish law. The hospital Rav is available to answer halakhic questions 24 hours a day, instruct staff, and supervise the kashrut of foods served in the wards. The hospital mashgiach (spiritual supervisor) ensures Shabbat observance in the wards, makes Kiddush and Havdalah for the patients, blows shofar on Rosh Hashana, and provides the Four Species during Sukkot. Non-Jewish staff answers phones and performs writing tasks on Shabbat and Yom Tov. All staff and visitors are expected to dress according to the laws of tzniut (modesty). Television sets are banned from the premises. Far from alienating the non-religious residents of Netanya, Laniado’s positive atmosphere and dedication to healing have been favorably received.
In 1978, the Rebbe opened the Laniado nursing school to educate nurses in the “Jewish way” of caring for the infirm. As of 2006, the school had graduated 1,000 nurses, who found jobs at Laniado and at other hospitals throughout Israel. The school offers a 30-month certification course for religious girls (which includes an 18-month course on the halakhic aspects of healing), and a 20-month practical nursing course for women of all ages and backgrounds. In 1986, the school broke ground on a new building donated by Ronald and Edith Tessler, and was renamed the Tessler Nursing School.
Today, the mothers’ division, headed by Dr. Jacob Mamet, is known to have a medical agenda that advocates minimal medical intervention during labor. This agenda, together with the care of a medical and nursing staff with exceptional human qualities, causes women of all shades of Israeli society to arrive from afar and soon to give birth in Laniado.
The figures speak for themselves – over 8,000 births take place between the walls of Laniado in one year!
TODAY, Laniado Hospital is raising funds to help build a newborn facility, to care for premature babies who no longer need intensive care but are not yet ready for neonatal care. The facility will be also for parents and family members who are forced to spend long days under supervision of the newborn or baby, and intensive care. We need help supporting our Jewish brothers and sisters and care for the newborns coming into this world who are premature. WE STARTED but need help to complete the building.
Please help as much as you can, even small donations make BIG differences!
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