EMEK MEDICAL CENTER
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International Patient Services: Yes
Languages:English, Hebrew, Arabic.
Greetings from the Director
It is most encouraging to see the improved facilities and expanded services that Emek has achieved over the past several years. Our growing family of friends around the world has played an important role in our ability to better serve the people of Israel. Since October 2000 the trauma from unprecedented terror has affected us all. Emek Medical Center has stood firm in the eye of the hurricane and managed to maintain its standing as an island of sanity. We have proven over the years that all the people of our region, Jews and Arabs alike may depend upon us to treat every patient with unprejudiced dedication. Despite the strains on our limited resources, we have, with essential help from our friends, been able to meet some of the many challenges we face and we hope that more of you will be joining our family.
I am so proud of the entire staff of this institution, as it is thanks to their dedication and sensitivities that Emek has repeatedly been voted #1 in patient satisfaction. Despite the loving care we provide and even with the completion of our West Tower, approximately 50% of our patients are still hospitalized in sub-standard conditions. Israel’s health care establishment is in the midst of an acute economic crisis. Every hospital has been affected and Emek’s ability to maintain its level of services is being eroded. The immense challenge facing us today is to continue growing while increasing our level of efficiency without negatively affecting our high medical standards or our excellent patient relationships. Most pressing of all is our need for more operating theaters. Our current surgical facilities cannot cope efficiently with the normal caseload of a growing population and every mass casualty terror event only exacerbates an already critical situation. Plans are now drawn for a new Surgical Complex that will eventually include 12 ultra-modern Operating Rooms, a new Sterile Supply Unit and various surgical departments. Our primary focus, in order to answer immediate needs, is to first build and equip 4 — 6 new Operating Rooms. Funding will determine the rate of further progress. We salute all of our friends who have joined us in our quest to provide better healthcare for our people
Emek Medical Center is affiliated with the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion in Haifa. The Center takes an active role in educating Israel's future generation of physicians and makes available many of its wards and special care units for the advancement of academia and research. Many of today's practicing doctors in Northern Israel are graduates of Emek.
The national polling of medical students has consistently revealed the highest ranking for the instructional departments of the Emek Medical Center when compared to other teaching institutes. As a compliment to and recognition of the Center's standing as a top medical institution, many of the students return as interns and residents.
American students from New York's Turo University, in affiliation with the Technion, also spend a portion of their 4th, 5th and 6th years of study within Emek Medical Center.
In a never ceasing drive for knowledge and excellence, a wide scope of medical research is carried out at Emek. Important work is being done in the fields of Cardiology, Endocrinology and Infectious Diseases. Basic research performed by our Nephrologists is regularly published in leading medical journals and well respected throughout the scientific community. A modern Molecular Biology laboratory has recently been completed in the Obstetrics Department.
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