Shamir Medical Center

Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh): A Growing Hospital in a Challenging Era.

As the fourth-largest government hospital in Israel, Shamir Medical Center provides over 1 million residents in Israel's central region with state-of-the-art medical care and services. Serving an economically and socially diverse community, we are proud to be the medical 'home base' for the cultural mosaic that is Israel, administrating care to Jews, Muslims and Christians, religious and secular communities, low and middle-income families and veterans as well as immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union. At the heart of our approach is the personalized care we deliver to all of our patients and their families and an unwavering commitment to the community we serve.

Training the next generation of Medical Practitioners

Affiliated with Tal – Aviv University's prestigious Sackler Faculty of Medicine, The Medical Center supervises the training of interns and residents in various specialty and subspecialty fields and is a hub for cutting–edge research. With an average of 200 peer-reviewed publications every year and close to 800 ongoing research projects at any given moment, The Center is at the international forefront in IVF, internal and orthopedic medicine, endocrinology, ophthalmology, hyperbaric medicine, and allergy research and is home to the Hebrew University's Nursing School, the Physiotherapy School, and the Medical Imaging Technicians School.

Becoming Israel's Largest Hospital

As an outcome of governmental decisions from 2016 and in line with the needs of the ever-growing population that it is serving, Shamir Medical Center is currently on the verge of a profound transformation from a major hospital into an expansive medical campus.

This transformation requires the center to grow considerably – from 866 beds to 1,300; to prepare for a significant expansion of its various treatment facilities; and to develop new areas of activity, including the construction of new buildings and departments and the training of new medical teams.

Our Claim to Fame:

Shamir Medical Center is home to multiple centers of excellence, including:

  • One of the world’s largest hyperbaric medicine centers
  • The Institute of Allergy Immunology & Pediatric Pulmonology
  • The Center for Translational Microbiome Research
  • The National Academy for Surgery
  • The Orthopedic Division
  • The Obstetrics and gynecology division
  • Interventional neuroradiology
  • Advanced Diagnostic imaging capabilities
  • The Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center

And additional clinical and specialized units.