The William H. Bloomberg MDA Jerusalem Station, the flagship of Magen David Adom’s (MDA) network of health care facilities in Israel, was dedicated on Sunday, October 23. Magen David Adom (MDA), which literally means “Red Star (or Shield) of David”, is recognized by the State of Israel as its only first aid and disaster relief organization, and operates according to the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The newly renovated and redesigned facility combines outstanding medical care and architecture with an inspiring art program including an original work by acclaimed artist Franz West. Philanthropist and Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg played the lead role in the building’s renovation through a gift in memory of his father. And the Public Art Fund, a leading presenter of contemporary art in public spaces in New York City, played a key role in the consultation on and coordination of the art for this project.
Mayor Bloomberg joined the dedication of the renovated building, which was made possible through a historic gift in memory of his father.
“My family and I are honored that this project will provide the residents of Jerusalem with a state of the art, modern medical facility,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “And we are also honored that the facility will be named for a man who, by his example, taught my sister, Marjorie, and me so much about our responsibility to give back and serve others, regardless of ethnicity or creed. I know he would be very proud to be a part of this remarkable project.”
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Click here for coverage of the event from Israel National News.