Galilee Medical Centr is proud to announce that Dr. Benny Raviv has been appointed as the Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine (ER) of Galilee Medical Center. Dr. Raviv, a resident of Nofit, will be replacing Dr. Jack Stolero (former head of the Emergency Department) as her continues in his  role of Assistant Director.

Dr. Raviv completed his medical studies at the Technion in Haifa, specializes in both internal medicine and emergency medicine. Prior to his arrival to Galilee Medical Center, Raviv served as a Senior Physician of Rambam’s Emergency Department.

Dr. Raviv remarked, "I see great importance in strengthening the Department of Emergency Medicine a uniquely protected structure. As the largest Emergency Department in the Galilee and the second largest north of Tel Aviv, this is a resource of great importance to the We must not forget that every day we treat between 300-400 patients, some patients with internal problems and some trauma victims. The Department of Emergency Medicine is where, within a relatively short amount of time, decisions are made that will affect the patients continued care. There is no doubt that the combination of professional personnel and world-class infrastructure as exist in Galilee Medical Center allow us to provide the best possible care. We al know the difficult situations that arise in the Emergency Rooms across the nation, the overcrowding and long wait times; this is why I am glad to say that I, together with my staff, will continue to improve the conditions for our community.”

Director General, Dr. Masad Barhoum stated, "I would like to congratulate Dr. Raviv on joining the medical center. The Department of Emergency Medicine is the main artery of our activities and operations in recent years as we’ve continued growing. Our new fully protected structure certainly . Because of our location along the Lebanese border, we are prepared at any moment to address urgent situations such as mass casualty events, natural disasters, and conventional or non-conventional attack. We are in the midst of a process of becoming a Level 1 Trauma Center and I have no doubt that the addition of Dr. Raviv to our team of skilled medical professionals will advance this mission of providing professional and humane healthcare to the some 600,000 of the region to whom we provide care.”