Hadassah Medical Organization taps Tel Aviv hospital chief as director general

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem has appointed the director general of a Tel Aviv hospital to the same post.

Dr. Zeev Rotstein, currently of the Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, will start his tenure at Hadassah in January, according to an announcement Wednesday by Marcie Nathan, national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.

Rotstein, a cardiologist, takes the reins as the Hadassah hospital system continues its bid to recover from a debt crisis under a recovery plan agreed upon by the medical organization, the Hadassah women’s organization and the Israeli government.

“As a leader and physician, Prof. Zeev Rotstein is a perfect fit to guide HMO through the next stage of the Recovery Plan,” Erez Meltzer, chairman of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s board of directors, said in a statement issued Wednesday. “Prof. Rotstein’s combination of management experience, academic excellence, and care as a physician is crucial in addressing the challenges and nuances of Israel’s public health system and to continually improve HMO’s service to its patients.”

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