Sunday, September 28, 2014



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: 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.”


Cloudia said...

Wonderful to know about the, Dina. Thank you

ALOHA from Honolulu
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crystal said...

Interesting posts about the hospital. I used to work in a hospital, in the surgery. I was just an aide but I had to wash the dirty surgical instruments, set up the operating rooms, wrap instruments, etc. and my hang-out was what we called the sterile core, a room like the one in your photos. It takes me back :)

William Kendall said...

So that's what those are. I've seen them outside a hospital here.

Hels said...

Food tastes develop all the time and according to where you travel. My grandmother cooked "Southern Russian" and my mother cooked "Russian With Salads". I could take it all, or leave it, but I could never ever ever live without salmon lax and cream cheese on bagels.

Dina said...

Crystal, wow, you had a lot of responsibility.
I worked in a big Israeli hospital, on the internal medicine ward, for 4 years. But as a "word doctor," helping the doctors write proper medical journal submissions in English.

Hels, haha. :) Curiously enough, it is hard to find bagels in Israel.

Bergson said...

hospital have often good places for photo

VP said...

I hope those tanks are well protected and guarded...

Dina said...

VP, I don't know. But my first reaction is "don't hold your breath." (pun intended)

Dina said...

UPDATE: Sorry, forgot to tell you that these oxygen tanks "are ready for any earthquake."

Kay said...

Liquid oxygen? I haven't heard of this before.