Even more essential to a Jewish hospital than lox and bagels are these tall tanks of LOX, liquid oxygen.
UPDATE: Forgot to tell you--the oxygen tanks are ready for any earthquake!
There is something I found online today that should be added to yesterday's post.
On my tour of the hospital I saw one of the women referred to below at her work station, but didn't feel right about taking a picture.
Now I am glad to read this and to understand:
...one department’s volunteers were singled out for special recognition. This year, the department was Sterile Supplies, and the volunteers who were recognized are indeed very special.
They are volunteering for Shaare Zedek under the auspices of the Aleh Siach organization, whose goal is to help developmentally-challenged individuals to achieve self-fulfillment and independence.
The four young women, who were trained by an Aleh Siach counselor, prepare the sterile supplies required for surgery.
“The pride they take in a job well-done is a wonder to behold,” says Segev.
The same article (from 2001) tells about the hundreds of volunteers who work at the medical center:
Volunteer Services director Nehama Segev says that when her professional colleagues in other organizations discuss the issue of how to attract volunteers, she has nothing to suggest. “We don’t have that problem. We have more volunteers than anywhere, without ever advertising. I think there’s something magnetic about Shaare Zedek. This place radiates human warmth, without in any way compromising medical standards.”.