MEIR VANISCH 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy of MDA)
Meir Vanisch, deputy
director of Magen David Adom’s Carmel region, died over the weekend after being
critically injured in a bicycle accident.
A few hours before he was
injured, Vanisch completed night duty in an MDA intensive care unit in Nesher.
No details on how he was injured were given.
An MDA team was alerted to
the accident at the foot of Mount Atzmon in the Galilee on Thursday, where they
found Vanisch unconscious and suffering from a severe head injury.
initial treatment, Vanisch was rushed by helicopter to Rambam Medical Center,
where he died.
The 53-year-old Vanisch, who was born in Morocco and
immigrated from Marseille in 1974, leaves a wife and three children.
1977, he joined the IDF and worked as a battlefield medic and instructor in its
school for medical professions.
Three years later, he joined MDA as an
instructor, medic and ambulance driver out of the Nahariya MDA
When he finished a paramedics course, Vanisch was put in charge
of the station.
He rose in the ranks in management in the Carmel region,
while continuing to serve as a paramedic and volunteering as a paramedic on IDF
reserve duty in the Israel Air Force. Vanisch also earned a business
administration degree at the University of Haifa.
Eli Bin praised Vanisch for his dedication to lifesaving throughout his career
and canceled festivities due to take place in the Carmel for donors from abroad.