In a special mini-course of George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services, working in conjunction with the Braun International School of Public health, students were brought to Western Galilee Hospital to gain in-depth insight into the operation of a regional healthcare facility in the periphery of the nation. Received by Director General, Dr. Masad Barhoum the students were briefed on the role of government hospitals within a nationally socialized system. Meeting with Dr. Jack Stolero and Dr. Norman Loberant, Heads of Departments of Emergency and Radiology respectively, the students became familiarized with the emergency procedures and operation of a border hospital during wartime. Finally to better describe the more universal approach to a network of care available to hospital patients, Dr. Hana Solomon (Head of Department of Social Work) led a discussion on the role of the hospital within the community.

Opening up new horizons for international collaboration and scholarship across borders, Western Galilee Hospital thanks the GWU School of Public Health and Health Services for the exciting day to share our knowledge and expertise with others.