Jason Alexander Hosts Friends of Sheba Medical Center’s 46th Annual Gala

Sheba Medical Center’s Gala was hosted by Tony Award Winning Actor, Jason Alexander at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA

This year’s gala celebrated those whose heroism is entwined in their DNA and the evening was dedicated to raising funds for Sheba Medical Center’s MSR Center. A world leader in simulation based medical education, MSR is a change agent, paving the way for new and higher standards of healthcare across Israel and worldwide. Sheba is the largest medical center in Israel and the entire middle east. Sheba provides the necessary treatment for all in need-friend and foe, citizen and visitor, civilian and solider with the highest level of technology in the world. Sheba’s technology is used worldwide because it is a state of the art.

Guests enjoyed a very enthusiastic and educational speech from Jason Alexander who spoke on everything from MSR, Friends of Sheba and his own personal experience with the organization, which he holds near and dear to his heart due to a personal experience with a family member.

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Jason hosted the entire night where he also surprised guests by performing a very humorous song and dance that reminds us why he is a Tony Award Winner. In the song, titled, “Best of Times,” (which he named and wrote himself), Jason poked fun at everything that is happening in our world today.  He went all across the board, from Brad and Angelina’s divorce to the political race, to Putin and Assad, etc.

During the gala multiple speakers honored many heroes, which included doctors, educators, teachers, etc. The stage was graced with a handful of musical performers as well.  One of the  most compelling honors of the night was with Dr. Lior Ungar of Neurosurgery at Tel HaShomer. Dr. Ungar was reunited with one of his patients, whom he saved from a life ending diagnosis when she walked right into the hospital. A story that is unforgettable and moving, this young women and mother of two walked into his hospital, right before an aneurysm was about to burst in her head. Making the decision with his wife, Dr. Lior stayed at the hospital on his son’s 3rd birthday (the mother and son came to the hospital to celebrate after the surgery) to go into a long life saving surgery.  It was very touching to see the two reunite on stage and at that moment.

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There was multiple style of “Ted Talk” speakers about the organization, along with a 30 second emergency simulation example in the ballroom, a “Search & Rescue” from Italy’s horrific earthquake. Guests dined on a three course Kosher meal of either Sea Bass or Chicken as well as multiple appetizers that went around with cocktails.

Info: Sheba is one of only two medical centers in Israel with U.S. Department of Health Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) designation – a classification that makes Sheba eligible for U.S. federal research grants involving human clinical trials. International biotech and medical industries work in close synergy with Sheba scientists and clinicians to develop new medical technologies, simulations and drugs, often using Sheba as their main testing site.

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Even in the midst of warfare, Sheba provides the necessary treatment for all in need-friend and foe, citizen and visitor, Civilian and solider with the highest level of technology in the world. Sheba’s technology is used worldwide because it is a state of the art.  For example, Lokomat, a robotic device that enables paraplegics to walk, not only reduces the danger of pneumonia, but helps strengthen the upper body. Walter Reed Hospital recently bought this technology from Sheba to help those injured in Iraq. Sheba leads medical treatment in, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Genetics, Obstetrics, Pediatrics and so much more!

Sheba is one of only two medical centers in Israel with U.S. Department of Health Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) designation – a classification that makes Sheba eligible for U.S. federal research grants involving human clinical trials. International biotech and medical industries work in close synergy with Sheba scientists and clinicians to develop new medical technologies, simulations and drugs, often using Sheba as their main testing site.

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