The Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa

The Bnai Zion Medical Center is a leading urban hospital that serves the communities of northern Israel, providing compassionate care without regard to one's ethnicity, religion or economic background. More than 64,000 visits are made annually to its emergency department, where all patients, including citizens injured in terror attacks, have received exceptional treatment. The Medical Center was the frontline hospital during the Second Lebanon War of 2006.

History has shown the rockets of Israel’s enemies are aimed at its citizens and Israel’s hospitals are particularly targeted. Because the emergency room remains vulnerable to attack, building a new, protected underground unit fortified against nuclear, biological, and chemical attack is the priority of the hospital.

This state-of-the-art facility will be designed to have 30 beds, 2 trauma rooms and 6 professional clinics, as well as a protected hospitalization department for ongoing care with 90 beds and a complete range of services, treatment rooms, doctors’ offices, a pharmacy, storage and other features at a cost of $8 million. Helping now means the new protected ER will save lives in the near future.

"The situation is not if we'll suffer another missile attack, but when.
We must be prepared." --Amnon Rofe, MD CEO, Bnai Zion Medical Center

Funds are needed to build a new protected underground emergency department in the
Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa, Israel.


Emotional Intelligence at the Medical Center

Over the past year Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa, Israel has worked with leading institutions on important research leading to better medical care in Israel and around the world. Recently, a joint project was published in “Pediatrics” a leading medical journal.

The study, conducted by The Technion, Tel Aviv University and others in conjunction with Bnai Zion Medical Center, demonstrated that healthcare workers who are abused by patients and or their families underperform and that how medical staff is treated has a significant impact on medical outcomes.

Being a proactive institution, the medical center had already started on a strategic plan to reduce stresses caused by patient abuse, a plan-of-action that actually enhances job and patient satisfaction while improving overall medical care. This investment in Emotional Intelligence makes us the first hospital in the world to integrate these strategies hospital-wide. The preliminary results show vast improvements in all aspects of institutional life. In 2015, a national survey conducted by the Department of Health and the insurance industry ranked Bnai Zion Medical Center number one in patient satisfaction for all midsized hospitals in Israel.

We will be working with other healthcare institutions and professionals around the world to introduce Emotional Intelligence, improving life for healthcare workers and patients alike while reducing costs.

Bnai Zion Medical Center Ranked #1 in Country

A recent survey of 11,000 people conducted by the Israeli Ministry of Health concluded that among the medium size hospitals (200-800 beds), the Bnai Zion Medical Center received the highest score for patient satisfaction with 81%. Hospitals were also evaluated based on their physical conditions. The Bnai Zion Medical Center and Hadassah were ranked first in the medium size category as well.     


About the Hospital


Background & Project Mission
Community Served Over the Years
Bnai Zion's Impact
Awards & Accomplishments


If you are going to be in Israel, please join us for a private tour of the Bnai Zion Medical Center. Prior to your visit, contact Cheryl Bier in the National Office at 646 485 7980 or