Chaim Sheba Medical Center
With 1,900 beds, Chaim Sheba Medical Center is the largest and most comprehensive tertiary medical center in the Middle East. It is affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University, and conducts some 25% of all medical research in Israel.
Along with a major acute-care hospital and a rehabilitation hospital, Sheba’s specialty centers include the Heart Institute, Cardiac Surgery Department, Orthopedics Department, Eye Institute, Genetics and Fertility Department (IVF), Child Development Department, Burn Unit, Maxillofacial Department, Diagnostic Imaging Institute, Interventional Radiology and Radiosurgery Department, Pediatric Hematooncology Department, Bone Marrow Transplantation Department, and Oncology Institute.
The Sheba Rehabilitation Hospital is Israel’s national center of rehabilitation, offering programs in areas such orthopedics, neurology, respiratory, psychiatry, geriatric and trauma.
Sheba and Medical Tourism
Sheba’s efforts to attract medical travelers date back to 1990, when the hospital began to establish official agreements with health ministries in nearby countries and to treat patients from Russia, the Ukraine, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Jordan.
Sheba’s Department for Medical Tourist Services is staffed by nurses and an administrative aide who personally assist patients during their medical visits. The staff in this department is fluent in English and all medical reports are provided in English.
For those who wish to remain close to a patient during his or her stay at the hospital, Sheba offers guest accommodations. The Apropo Hotel is located in the General Hospital’s shopping mall. The Rehabilitation Hotel is located near the Rehabilitation Center.
Chaim Sheba first received full JCI accredition in 2013.
Last updated on 27 November 2016
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