EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem
For more than a century Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, a 700-bed facility located in the center of the city, has been known as the “Hospital with a Heart”. Patients have consistently streamed to our hospital, seeking our top level treatment in a compassionate, supportive and nurturing environment. Today, while our reputation as the most exceptional hospital for health care treatment continues to grow, Shaare Zedek has taken its commitment to its patients to the next level by providing industry leading, cutting-edge medical care.
Shaare Zedek first opened its doors as a 20-bed facility on Jaffa Road in 1902 with Dr. Moshe Wallach serving as the Medical Director for the first 46 years. In 1979, now a thriving and esteemed medical facility, the hospital moved to a more centralized location, a 14-acre site opposite Mt. Herzl. To fully ensure the safety of its patients, the first three stories of the ten-floor complex, housing vital areas such as the operating theaters, Emergency Room, Pharmacy and medical supplies, were built underground,so that even in times of military attack, the hospital can continue to function.
Shaare Zedek sees more than 64,000 admissions, 241,000 outpatient visits and 105,000 Emergency visits annually. More than 14,500 women a year give birth at Shaare Zedek's Woman and Infant Center, more than any other hospital in Israel.
As our departments gain international acclaim, the spectrum of treated ailments and diseases within this microcosm of social co-existence has become as vast as the diversity of the population we treat. Our staff of more than 2000 employees is made up of the most highly acclaimed and sought after physicians, nurses and medical professionals in their respective fields.
From the most advanced procedures in Laparoscopic Surgery to the latest technology in robotics, from the treating of victims of terror and IDF soldiers, to expectant mothers needing advanced prenatal care; from seniors with tragic illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, to cancer patients fighting for their lives, we provide a full range of services at the highest level to every patient who walks through our doors.
Like all other hospitals in Jerusalem, Shaare Zedek does not receive ANY funding from the Israeli government and therefore we rely on the generosity of our friends and family from around the world to help us to continue to provide the healthcare experience our patients have come to expect.