History of ALYN

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ALYN Hospital History
ALYN Hospital was established in 1932 by Dr. Henry Keller, an American orthopedist who dedicated his life to working with children with physical disabilities in Jerusalem.

A polio epidemic in Israel in the 1940s and 1950s affected many children. To house the growing need of the ensuing emergency situation, the Ministry of Health provided ALYN Hospital with a monastery previously belonging to the St. Simon Orthodox Church to use as a hospital. In this space, ALYN provided medical and educational support to approximately 200 children with polio. However, the monastery building was not well-suited for housing a developing rehabilitation center. In 1971, thanks to matching funds generously donated by Malcolm and Dorothy Woldenberg, the ALYN Woldenberg Family Hospital, a modern hospital and rehabilitation facility in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood of Jerusalem, opened its doors.

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