(photo credit: Judy Siegel)
After hours of discussions at the New York headquarters of the Hadassah
Women's Zionist Organization of America, it was decided that the tenure
of Hadassah Medical Organization director-general Prof. Shlomo
Mor-Yosef will be extended, The Jerusalem Post learned on Friday.
president Nancy Falchuk and Mor-Yosef, who was invited specially to New
York to meet with her, issued a terse, joint statement that they "have
reached an amicable agreement concerning the continued management of
HMO in Jerusalem." No details were released, but it was stated that
they will be when the HMO board of directors meets in Jerusalem on
March 16 and 17.
Mor-Yosef, who was told by the board in January
that his tenure would not continue beyond December, recently stated
that he wanted to remain in his post until the end of 2012 so he could
complete everything necessary for the opening of the 14-story
hospitalization tower at Hadassah University Medical Center in
Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem.
He was involved in the planning of the monumental facility from the
start. The building, which will have 500 beds and the most advanced
technologies and replace all existing wards, is meant to celebrate the
women’s organization’s 100th birthday.
Four of the five Israeli
board members have resigned since January in protest over the failure
to extend his contact beyond 2010.