The Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa

Dear Friends,
You are all aware of the difficult and stressful days that Israel is going through. While in Israel leading our annual mission, the Israeli news has been consumed with daily attacks on innocent people. Due to the severe and tragic events that took place all over the country, our hospital has increased its emergency preparedness.

We are fully prepared to treat the victims of any terror attack or mass casualty, at all times. Medical teams are ready to provide medical care to all kinds of injuries, including trauma and anxiety.

It is clear that the terror cycle could easily drag our region into a war. I can assure you that the Bnai Zion Medical Center is ready 24/7 to protect the people of Haifa and provide life-saving medical care.

This tragic situation is another reminder that the hospital is located in a vulnerable geographic position with clear views of Syria and Lebanon. Our hospital is still not protected against rockets, missiles and emergency disasters.

We are in the final planning stages of our Hospital in a Hospital project, an underground, protected emergency department, built to withstand the impact of nuclear, biological and chemical attacks.The new wing of the medical center, equipped with the most up-to-date technology, will be the hub for emergency care and a lifesaver for both civilian and military personnel in the event of attack.

We pray for peaceful days.



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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.     


"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. 100% of all designated gifts will be transferred to the hospital.

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.



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