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Head of Internal Medicine at Galilee Medical Center visits local state-of-the-art medical facilities

Imagine being responsible for treating victims horrifically injured in the midst of conflict, seeing innocent civilians suffering at the hands of those who perpetuate violence and intolerance. Arie Eisenman, MD, is unfortunately all too familiar with this type of scenario. As Head of Internal Medicine at the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya, Dr. Eisenman has extensive experience in trauma treatment.

When the opportunity arose for Dr. Eisenman to come to Dayton through the Partnership2Gether program to share his expertise, the Federation wanted to make sure professionals who provide medical treatment and supportive services in our area would be able to benefit from Dr. Eisenman’s knowledge. The task of connecting him with as many hospitals and medical professionals as we could fit into one day ensued. His visit would provide local physicians with a glimpse of what it is like to work with casualties of conflict. Dr. Eisenman would in turn have the opportunity to see first-hand how Dayton hospitals deal with trauma.

Dr. Eisenman’s visit to Dayton began with a presentation at Dayton Children’s Hospital’s Grand Rounds, where he discussed “Building Bridges: Treating Syrian Casualties in Israel.” This theme would continue at his next stop, where Dr. Eisenman spoke to Miami Valley Hospital’s Emergency Management Committee, members of the trauma team, and residents. After his presentation, he received a tour of Miami Valley’s emergency department, burn unit, surgical center, NICU, and Careflight.

I would find it a great honor to learn directly from Dr. Eisenman both the technique and compassion of serving those in need of critical attention.

~ Ben Wainblat
Medical Student at the
Boonshoft School of Medicine

I would find it a great honor to learn directly from Dr. Eisenman both the technique and compassion of serving those in need of critical attention.

~ Ben Wainblat
Medical Student at the
Boonshoft School of Medicine

I would find it a great honor to learn directly from Dr. Eisenman both the technique and compassion of serving those in need of critical attention.

~ Ben Wainblat
Medical Student at
the Boonshoft School of Medicine

After a tour of Daybreak, Dayton’s only emergency shelter open 24/7 for youth ages 10 to 20, Dr. Eisenman gave his final presentation at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine’s Medicine & the Holocaust class, taught by Dr. David Shuster & Dr. Stuart Weprin.

Feedback from the organizations was overwhelmingly positive, but one sentiment really honed in on why Dr. Eisenman’s visit to Dayton was so important. Ben Wainblat, a medical student at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, said, “It was an absolute pleasure and privilege meeting Dr. Eisenman to learn about his passion of helping others during their greatest time of need, no matter who the patient happens to be. It would be amazing if there were no longer a need to treat Syrian refugees through a peaceful resolution of the conflict; however, I would find it a great honor to learn directly from Dr. Eisenman both the technique and compassion of serving those in need of critical attention.”

Dr. Eisenman’s visit to Dayton was a huge success. We are now looking forward to the Partnership2Gether Social Workers Seminar in March 2018, which will provide local social workers the opportunity to travel to Israel to explore their social services and mental healthcare system.

For more information on this and other P2G programs, please contact Jodi Phares, Project Manager at (937) 610-5513 or jphares@jfgd.net.

Dayton has a very special relationship with the Western Galilee region in Israel. Together with 13 other Jewish Federations we share cultural resources and overseas experiences that strengthen our global Jewish identity.

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