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Gov. DeSantis participated in signing MOU at Shaare Zedek


Shown here (l-r): Dr. Alon Schwartz, director of SZ's Trauma Unit; Dr. Enrique Ginzburg, M.D., professor of surgery at UM School of Medicine and trauma director of Jackson Memorial Hospital; Governor Ron DeSantis; Shaare Zedek Director General Ofer Merin; and professor Dina Ben Yehuda, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

(Shaare Zedek Medical Center)-During his first trip abroad, Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, came to Israel where he participated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing a trauma medicine education and training partnership between the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

The MOU was signed by Professor Ofer Merin, the director general of Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Dr. Enrique Ginzburg, M.D., professor of surgery at UM School of Medicine and trauma director of Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital are world leaders in the field, and have previously worked with Israeli doctors and Israeli hospitals to provide post-doctoral training in trauma medicine.

Governor DeSantis shared, "It is an honor to be a part of this historic MOU signing between some of our leading universities and medical centers... Both Florida and Israel continue to benefit from our shared pursuit of the finest and most innovative approaches to medicine, education and research, and today's signing strengthens that cooperation for the benefit of all Israelis and Floridians."

Dr. Enrique Ginzburg said, "This is the first of its kind affiliation where both academic institutions and their respective safety net teaching hospitals are signing an agreement for collaboration to train, educate and optimize healthcare delivery in their respective communities... The impact is important since both systems are integral in the exchange of medical innovation both in the civilian and military sectors making the State of Florida and the State of Israel partners in trauma care delivery and expansion into other fields of endeavor."


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