President Biden visits the East Jerusalem Hospitals Network
Photographed above are the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre General Director Mrs.Violette Mubarak and the American president Joe Biden, during his recent visit to Jerusalem on 15 July 2022, President Biden visited the East Jerusalem Hospital Network (EJHN).
In his speech, President Biden stressed on the importance of the role played by the East Jerusalem Hospitals in providing health care services and meeting the patient’s needs.
He commended the great work of the EJHN saying, “These hospitals are the backbone of the Palestinian healthcare system. "People turn to you in their moment of need.” He added, “I’m honored to be able to see first-hand the service and quality of care you provide the Palestinian people.”
President Biden also reiterated that the United States would work with all leadership in the region to ensure that the “East Jerusalem Hospitals remain sustainable, remain available and continue to provide high quality care that the Palestinian people deserve”.
It is worth mentioning that EJHN was established in 1997 under the leadership and guidance of the late Feisal Husseini, with the strategic vision of unifying the health facilities in East Jerusalem and emphasizing their critical role within the Palestinian health system. The EJHN comprises six facilities including Makassed Islamic Charitable Hospital, Augusta Victoria Hospital, St. John Eye Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Red Crescent Society Hospital, and the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre.