Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

With the beginning of a new Jewish year, we look back with satisfaction on the past year – with its many challenges, achievements, and the breaking of new ground in our work – and turn to a future of innovation, growth, and progress at Shamir Medical Center.

We are proud to share the past year’s impressive achievements on a national scale: Shamir Medical Center’s brain catheterization department is now the nation-wide leader in the number of brain catheterizations in stroke patients; the groundbreaking surgeries performed by our staff include a scoliosis-repair operation without fixation by the Orthopedics Department, the first of its kind in Israel; an innovative surgical procedure in the Urology Department to treat an enlarged prostate; and a unique endoscopic surgery for the excision of lesions in the Gastroenterology Department.

Our medical center is experiencing a continuous increase in the number of patients who choose it as their preferred place of treatment. We are thus constantly working to build and advance the Shamir Medical Center, en route to its becoming Israel’s largest hospital. These days mark the beginning of the construction of the Helmsley Multidisciplinary Oncology Center, made possible by a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. We are also about to inaugurate the new Shlomo Schmelzer EEG Institute, established by a gift from the Schemelzer family, and a new lung institute, donated by Hadassah WIZO Canada. And we are embarking on a flagship project – the establishment of new emergency hospitalization complex (ER), along with the construction of operating rooms and a hospitalization tower, among many other initiatives.

Like each and every year, in the coming year, our work will be guided by the vision and promise of providing our patients and their families with groundbreaking human medicine – the best medical care, advanced medical equipment, sophisticated facilities, and innovative research that promote medicine in Israel and around the world.

None of this would have been possible without the help and support of our friends, and we are profoundly grateful to you for enabling us to forge ahead with our mission. We wish you and your families a happy new year; a year of health, happiness, success, and prosperity.