The late Mrs. Suzy Eban, Founding President of the ICA, unveiled the dedication plaque of the new wing dedicated in her name at the Oncology Dept. at Sieff Medical Center, established through the Clore Israel Foundation. There was an urgent need to expand the unit due to the increase in the number of patients in the Oncology Dept. at Sieff Medical Center.
Since the expansion, the number of patients has increased from 350 to 480 patients a month. The gala ceremony was attended by the late Mrs. Suzy Eban, Founding President of the ICA, and representatives of the Clore Foundation donors: Chairperson of the Foundation: Dame Vivien Duffield, Foundation Director, Mrs. Tamar Galai-Gat, Sir David Sieff, Mrs. Kay Weinberger, Mr. Alan Sacks, Mrs. Caroline Deletre and Mrs. Miri Ziv, ICA Director General. Attendees representing the Sieff Medical Center: Mr. Meir Moskovitch, Chairman of the Friends of the Sieff Medical Center, Dr. Oscar Ambon, Director of the Sieff Medical Center, Dr. Calin Shapira, Deputy Director General of the Sieff Medical Center, Prof. Jamal Zidan, Director of the Oncology Unit, Mrs. Rachel Moriya, Nursing Director, and Dr. Anthony Lauder - Pediatric Ward Director.
Thanks to funding from the estate of Yisrael Yaakov and Laila Alter of blessed memory, a new building was inaugurated that will serve as the ICA branch in Jerusalem and as a Support Center for Patients and their Families who reside in the Jerusalem area.
Sarah Markovich Breast Care Center inaugurated at Kaplan Medical Center.
The construction of the Sarah Markovich Breast Care Center has been completed at the Kaplan Medical Center, in memory of the late Sarah Markovich's children who perished in the Holocaust, Micki and Shimon Slepter, of blessed memory.
The Breast Care Center was inaugurated at a gala ceremony held in October 2009. The following spoke at the ceremony: Prof. Yaakov Yahav, Director of the Kaplan Medical Center, Advocate Ruth Slepter, the Executrix of the Estate of Sara Markovich of blessed memory and Mrs. Miri Ziv, ICA Director General.
This is a comprehensive professional center providing high quality treatment, medical service, accompaniment and personal support from the moment the patient is diagnosed until all treatments and the rehabilitation processes are completed.
ICA assisted with the establishment of a Multidisciplinary Oncology Wing, with six specialized clinics, located in the Cancer Center of Sheba Medical Center.
The ICA aid was made possible thanks to the generous donation received from Ms. Linda Kaminow of Florida. The entire wing was dedicated exclusively in memory of Ms. Kaminow's beloved parents, Claire and Emanuel G. Rosenblatt, two of the founding members of ICA-USA, and includes a Breast Cancer Treatment Center dedicated in memory of Lois Rosenblatt and a Lung Cancer Clinic dedicated in memory of Irwin Selevan.
ICA has assisted in establishing Emanuel G. Rosenblatt "Wellness Community" Activity and Support Center at Rosenfeld House, Haifa.
The center is geared towards activities and support for cancer patients and their families and hosts diverse support groups:
A Coping Group for the main caregivers who accompany the cancer patient throughout the stages of the disease.
A Support Group for relatives experiencing loss and bereavement, to help participants part ways with their loved ones and continue with life's routine.
A unique holistic body-mind coping group for patients including the study of holistic skills such as: meditation, relaxation, chi kong, movement and breathing techniques, guided imagery, positive coping thoughts and art-mediated strategies.
The Center holds diverse workshops:
Bibliotherapy, consisting of various writing exercises, helps participants release inner emotions.
Movement and dance therapy, conducted on an individual basis or in a group.
Coaching for cancer survivors.
Emotional Freedom Therapy techniques.
"Focusing" workshop skills.
A traditional Reiki 1 course opened, as well as a healthy cooking workshop, Yoga, feldenkrais, pilates, and applied arts workshops continue to run on a weekly basis.
The Nancy Rubin Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba.
The Nancy Reuben Comprehensive Breast Health Center was established thanks to the generous donation of David and Simon Reuben and families from London, along with proceeds from the fundraising event organized by the Friends of the ICA in London, headed by the energetic Mrs. Vered Aaron.
To date, the early detection and treatment services were dispersed throughout the various departments in the medical center, making patients run from one hospital wing to another, and juggle appointments with multi-disciplinary staff in the various wings. In order to streamline and improve the service, it was decided to establish a Comprenhensive Breast Health Center, which would include early detection, counseling, and treatment for the disease provided by a multidisciplinary staff, with all breast health-related services under one roof.
The Nancy Reuben Comprehensive Breast Health Center was inaugurated in March 2005, in the presence of the President's wife, David and Simon Reuben families from London and Israel, Mr. Benny Gaon, ICA President, Professor Eliezer Robinson, ICA Chairman, Ms. Ruth Shitrit, Chair of Foreign Relations and Mrs. Miri Ziv, ICA Director General. Representing the Clalit Health Services were: Dr. Eiran Halperin, Deputy Director of the Hospital Division, Dr. Ehud Davidson, Hospital Director, and the Meir Medical Center staff.
The Reuben Foundation Comprehensive Breast Care Center at the Linn Clinic.
With the dedication of our Chairperson ICA London, Mrs. Vered Aaron and the generosity of David and Simon Reuben and family; ICA opened The Reuben Foundation Comprehensive Breast Care Center at the Linn Clinic in Haifa. The Linn Medical Center is a professional community medical center which provides ambulatory service insured by Clalit Healthcare Services in the Haifa District and the northern region. The new center will constitute a professional, high quality service that will provide women of the Haifa region and the northern region with medical service, accompaniment and personal support from the moment they are diagnosed with breast cancer and until the completion of the coping process and rehabilitation.
Thanks to ICA assistance, the establishment of the new and unique Laughter Room was completed for the welfare of children who have cancer.
This room enables the children to enter a world of sheer adventure, a celebration of the senses and laughter. The Laughter Room was made possible thanks to the donation of the Bronstein Dora and Chernia Antel Estate.
The ICA is assisting in the upgrade of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Ward at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
The Wellness Community Center is operated by ICA.
It uses a new unique support technique that offers lectures, support groups and comprehensive workshops for patients, survivors and their families.
Kindly contact us, should you wish to contribute to this project. All donations received are transferred in full (no overhead is taken), and hospitals are forbidden to deduct any overhead costs from contributions transferred to them by ICA.