The Bnai Zion Medical Center
in 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.



      (From left to right Helen Le Gal, Yona Yahav, Dr. Amnon Rofe,Tal Sagi)

Due to a generous donation from the Baroness Nadine de Rothschild, the Bnai Zion Medical Center was able to re-build and expand the new Division of Cardiology. This new facility is beautiful, spacious, sophisticated and features state-of-the-art design and medical equipment.

The ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Yacov Litzman, Minister of Health, Ms. Helen Le Gal, the French Ambassador in Israel, Mr. Yona Yahav, Mayor of Haifa, and Ms. Tal Sagi and Avraham Bigger, board members of the Edmond dan Nadine de- Rothschild Foundation who represented the Baroness.

Rabbi Litzman thanked the Baroness for her generous donation that would improve the cardiac service for the benefit of the people of Haifa and Northern Israel.

According to Dr. Amnon Rofe (MD CEO, Bnai Zion Medical Center), the shared history with the Rothschild family goes back to 1939 when the Baroness Ada de Rothschild donated the land on which our hospital stands today. “This generous donation allowed expanding significantly the first and single Jewish hospital in Haifa that included only thirty six beds and to provide medical care to the people of Haifa and the soldiers who fought on Israel's independence,” said Dr. Rofe.

It is a great pride for BZMC to be associated with the Rothschild family, thus they were very happy when the Baroness Nadine de Rothschild choose our hospital from all others, to dedicate the memory of her beloved husband.

Thanks to the generous donation, the Intensive Care Cardiology Unit was re-built and and expanded the space of this excellent department. Now, Bnai Zion Medical Center can provide the people of Haifa, a state of the art complex that will offer enhanced and expanded level of care, including: interventional cardiology, cardiac imaging, cardiac rehabilitation and prevention, noninvasive and extensive outpatient treatments.

This new division will also include an advanced research unit, ensuring the best care and cutting edge medical treatments.

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