NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bnai Zion Foundation will host a breakfast reception on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 9:00-10:00am at the Rayburn House Office Building Room B338 in Washington D.C. regarding the Bnai Zion Medical Center in Israel.
Dr. Amnon Rofe, Chief Executive Officer of the Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, will discuss Israel's medical response to terrorism, and the critical need for the Medical Center to construct a protected emergency department resistant to biological, chemical, and nuclear attacks. The reception will feature Congressional representatives Ben Cardin, Karen Bass, Brendan Boyle, Robert Brady, Michael Capuano, Janice Hahn, Ted Lieu, Jerrold Nadler, Kathleen Rice, and Dina Titus.
"It is not a question of if, it is only a question of when," said Dr. Rofe. "We have seen it time and again and their weapons are getting more and more sophisticated. We must be ready." Mr. Eisenberg, National President of Bnai Zion, said, "We are dealing with saving thousands of lives that basically makes the decision for us. This protected Emergency Department must be completed as quickly as possible because Haifa is running out of time." Mr. Grunspan, Executive Vice President of Bnai Zion, said, "The Hospital proudly has approximately 4,000 births per year. We are trying to make the number of deaths as close to zero as possible and the underground emergency department will bring us much closer to that goal."
Bnai Zion Foundation is dedicated to assisting those in need with humanitarian projects in both Israel and America. Now in its second century, the organization has completed hundreds of initiatives for the people of Israel and for Jewish people worldwide. Bnai Zion strongly supports the significant, enduring tie between America and Israel and is continuing its projects toward the advancement of the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the citizens of Israel.
For questions contact Marc Nadelman, National Director of Development for the Bnai Zion Foundation, [email protected], 516-342-5751.
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