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.

HWZOA 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.

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