In another revolution in healthcare to the people of the North, the new, stunning, Women’s Health Wing of Galilee Medical Center has opened
At a cost of nearly ₪ -130,000,000 the new wing hosts 12 fully fortified and spacious private delivery rooms, including rooms to facilitate comfortable natural birth.   Additionally, the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology hosts fortified underground facilities ensuring continual care to our most vulnerable patients during labor and delivery.

The Galilee Medical Center continues to grow and expand to significantly advance the healthcare conditions for the people of the north. This week the hospital launches operations first building in the new wing women's health, which includes 12 fully fortified and spacious private delivery rooms, including rooms to facilitate comfortable natural birth, Obstetric Ultrasound Clinic, monitoring through Non-Stress Testing of pregnant women, double and single post-delivery hospitalization rooms, two well-baby nurseries and extensive underground facilities. The cost of construction of the first stage was approximately 130 Million NIS including procurement. The cost of Stage II’s eventual construction will be set at nearly the same amount while its facilities will include High-Risk Pregnancy Unit, the Department of Obstetrics, 4 Surgical Theaters, In-Vitro Fertilization Unit (IVF) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The Obstetrics and Gynecological services of the Galilee Medical Center already boast a reputation as a center of excellence in quality and advanced medical services throughout Israel. With about 5,000 births a year, the department is a leader in volume of activity as well as offering services unique to most other hospitals in Israel, such as the treatment of Invasive Placenta.

Offering a multidisciplinary approach to medical care for women, the department is headed by Prof. Jacob Bornstein who is also Deputy Dean of Bar Ilan University’s Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee.
The modern structure spreads over 10,000 square meters including an entire fortified underground topped by three additional floors that will continue to provide the space for the professional medical teams to advance the care provided to the women of the region.
 Prof. Jacob Bornstein, Director of the Department states "The building is modern, progressive, and tailored to the needs of delivering mothers in ways never experienced in this region. The delivery rooms are spacious and equipped with new advanced monitoring, featuring delivery beds that are the first of their kind in the country. A natural birth center was established consisting of three spacious rooms suitable for a family stay with a separate entrance. Additionally, the new delivery rooms will are fully fortified. Post-delivery hospitalization will be more comfortable with rooms catering to 1 or 2 women while the Ultrasound Unit has been upgraded with the newest three-dimensional viewing techniques. The Department and its related services will continue to host a welcoming staff of high-quality professionals: midwives, doctors, nurses and secretaries".

Construction of the new wing was facilitated by the State of Israel - Ministry of Health, Friends of the Galilee Medical Center, Galilee medical Center’s Health Corporation, Jewish and Christian organizations from around the world and private donors. This effort was led by the Honorary President of the Friends organization Ms. Raya Strauss Ben-Dror. While the Labor and Delivery Unit was established through the generous support  of the Gerber Golsmidt Group Trust of Switzerland and the United Kingdom, named after Paul and May Arieli - Goldschmidt.

Dr. Massad Barhoum, CEO of the medical center commented, "We work hard day and night to provide professional and humane care to the people of our community.
 That is why we strive to push forward in the opening of new departments and units, including securing the most advanced medical equipment, enabling our professional staff to better serve the people of the region.
 The State of Israel is doing much to promote medicine for the people of the periphery. The mayors and councils across the region are united in helping us in promoting the medical system.
 I have no doubt that this day of celebration, on the opening of the Delivery Rooms and Maternity Wards, signals a change in the conditions of healthcare for the mothers of the north and that the facilities themselves will now reflect the advanced care that accompanies our expectant mothers from the moment they arrive until their healthy release from the hospita”.