As we prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashana, we are happy to share with you The Children’s Health Alliance for Israel (CHAI) Fall Newsletter. Rosh Hashana is an opportunity to celebrate new beginnings, and this new year we are pleased to announce two milestones.
First, we would like to thank CHAI Trustee Professor Ehud Davidson, MD., for his leadership as CEO of Clalit Health Services. During his tenure from 2018 to 2021, Professor Davidson led Clalit though many challenges and achievements for the benefit of patients, the health system in its entirety, and the State of Israel. We are grateful that Professor Davidson will continue to serve as a Trustee of CHAI as he begins the next chapter of his extraordinary career. Professor Davidson’s wise counsel and deep familiarity with the Israeli healthcare system will make CHAI a stronger and better organization.
This Rosh Hashana also marks the beginning of the 30th anniversary of Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel (SCMCI). CHAI looks forward to celebrating SCMCI’s 30th anniversary with the hospital’s dedicated administrators, physicians, nurses, and staff. We invite you to join us in wishing our partners at SCMCI many more years of pioneering care for the benefit of children in Israel and worldwide.
Welcome to the inaugural issue of our quarterly newsletter!We are thrilled to announce that we have changed our name to Children’s Health Alliance for Israel [CHAI]– formerly Medical Development for Israel [MDI]Our new name more accurately reflects CHAI’s mission: to ensure that all children at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel [SCMCI] receive the best care that pediatric medicine has to offer. We have expanded our Board of Directors, re-invigorated relationships with key partners in Israel, and established a Scientific Advisory Committee to guide our work. CHAI is also embarking on bold new programs with SCMCI to support the translation of scientific discoveries from the bench to the bedside.Since March 2020, the global pandemic has touched all of our lives and tested our resilience. At CHAI, our commitment to supporting SCMCI has never been more urgent. We are determined to expand on Irving and Helen Schneider’s legacy to build a comprehensive children’s hospital that would serve as a beacon of hope and a bridge to peace in Israel and neighboring countries.