Christians United for Israel of Dallas-Fort Worth raises over half a million shekels for Western Galilee Hospital- Nahariya’s new Heart Center


Exciting news for Western Galilee Hospital followed the Night to Honor Israel event held at the Eagle Mountain Church in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. During the event, which is held in support of worthy Israeli organizations and charities, members of the church community opened their hearts and their wallets to raise an amazing $130,000 in cash towards the Heart Center of Western Galilee Hospital. With over 1,500 supporters in attendance, the evening hosted close friend of the hospital Harold Gernsbacher and Director of the American Friends of WGH, Alan Engel who were presented that evening with the very large check in hand. The event was hosted by the husband and wife team of Pastor Terri Copeland Pearsons and Pastor George Copeland who have been loyal supporters of the goals and needs of the Western Galilee Hospital.




This contribution, when totaled with the combined nearly 2 million dollars, already raised by the Friends, sets the fundraising at its half way mark. This signifies a tremendous accomplishment for the project and the hospital. The new Heart Center will be built directly above the newly opened Emergency Department. Solving the issues of overcrowding and limited space to provide advanced medical care, the new center will allow an expansion of care in a centralized location. Additionally, direct transport for patients arriving amid cardiac incident will be able to be directly transported to the new center, saving precious seconds so vital in acute cases. The Heart Center will include Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Step-Down Unit, Interventional Cardiology Unit, the Electrophysiology and Pacemakers Units, as well as all other cardiac services in a single location.


Dr. Massad Barhoum, Director General of Western Galilee Hospital- Nahariya remarked, "This is a significant and exciting contribution. It shows that we have true friends and partners who care for the advancement of the hospital and the region. Pastor Pearsons Copeland and Pastor Copeland are enabling us to continue the momentum of progress and development to provide better care to the 600,000 people of our region who depend on us for their healthcare needs. I wish to thank all of our friends who have made this immense contribution possible including the community of Eagle Mountain Church, Pastors Terri and George, Harold Gernsbacher and Alan Engle all for their important work on our behalf."