Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

The summer of 2022 has been a period of continued renewal, developing excellence in medical care, and getting together with friends.

For the first time in some two years, we joined the Medical Center’s Support Forum for a special festive event for the Friends of the Shamir Medical Center, graciously hosted by Michal and Ohad Levkovitz. We presented the forum with the Medical Medical Center’s new flagship project – an advanced new ER ward.

The Shamir Medical Center continues to introduce upgrades and improvement across all health and medicine fields. As a consequence of the Covid pandemic, there has been a dramatic rise in youth afflicted with eating disorders. In this context, we are proud to update that our Center for Eating Disorders was recently inaugurated in its new – and larger – location in the city of Rishon LeZion, in the presence of Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz; MK Limor Magen-Telem, Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Nachman Ash; and Rishon LeZion Mayor, Mr. Raz Kinstlich. The center will provide exceptional professional care to greater numbers of patients and will significantly shorten wait times.

We are also proud to be at the forefront of Israeli medicine, offering our patients unique surgical procedures, such as an endoscopic operation performed in Israel for the first time at the Gastroenterology and Liver Institute, headed by Prof. Haim Shirin. Another novel surgical procedure enables treating prostate enlargement without the need for open surgery – significantly reducing related risks and the duration of hospitalization, with excellent results. It is performed at Shamir MC by Dr. Ehud Gnessin, Israel’s top specialist in this type of procedure.

Read more about both of these procedures below

As a teaching hospital, we train students from Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Medicine and School of Physiotherapy, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Nursing School, and the radiology school affiliated to Bar-Ilan University. We are proud of our medical staff members who have been selected as outstanding teachers for 2022 by the Dean of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Medicine – congratulations!

Finally, we would like to extend a warm thanks to each and every one of you, for your support and partnership. We wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable summer.

With best wishes,