Prof. Zeev Rotstein, CEO of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, received this past Friday (March 9) the German Senses Social Award for the hospital's humanitarian work around the world. The award was bestowed upon him by Eva Luise Koehler, the previous German First Lady, at the German-Russian Friendship House in Berlin, in the presence of the Russian ambassador to Germany, Vladimir M. Grinins, and Prince George Yourievsky of Russia. Mrs. Koehler has served as the President of the German Friends of Sheba and visited the hospital twice. "Sheba Medical Center is a peaceful island of sanity in a very stormy region," she said at the award ceremony. "This hospital's open door policy - treating Jewish, Moslem and Christian patients regardless of their nationality, ethnicity or religion - is compassionate and admirable. Our troubled world today needs more hospitals like Sheba."
Photo caption: Sheba CEO Prof. Rotstein receiving the German Senses Social Award for Humanitarian Work from Eva Luise Koehler, the previous German First Lady. (Photo credit: Sascha Funke/Zierer Communications, Germany).