From right: Dr. Halpern and members of the Laiser family: Avi, Noa, Shosh and Hila
The new Mair Laiser Information Center was founded in April 2009 at the Davidoff Cancer Center at Rabin Medical Center, thanks to a donation by the Laiser family. This donation is in memory of Mair Laiser, who was Chairman of the Israel Friends of Rabin Medical Center from 1997-2003. This important Center was inaugurated in a beautiful ceremony attended by Nava Barak, President of Israel Friends of Rabin Medical Center, Pini Cohen, Chairman of the organization, The Laiser Family, Dr. Eyran Halpern, CEO OF Rabin Medical Center, friends and hospital staff.
Located at the entrance to the Davidoff Center, The Mair Laiser Information Center will provide cancer patients and their families with a warm and friendly place where they can get information about the latest advances and news in cancer treatment and research. This center, the first of its kind in any Israeli hospital, will be free of charge to all of the Davidoff Center's patients and their families. Staffed by a professional information expert, assisted by knowledgeable and well-trained volunteers, it will have the expert support of the professional medical teams of the hospital, in all fields of medicine. This service is considered crucial for the hospital's cancer patients since a large proportion of this population is unable to take advantage of the huge amounts of medical information available today in the English language. The Mair Laiser Information Center will benefit many cancer patients and their families, opening doors of information which otherwise would have remained closed.
Despite the plethora of frightening headlines about crowding, lack of compassion and overburdened doctors and nurses in the public hospitals, a first-ever Health Ministry survey of 24 medical centers around the country showed relatively high satisfaction among patients.