The Friendly Room is a project of the Partnering2gether communities of the Central Consortium and overseen by volunteer staff from throughout Matte Asher. The recent months have seen the room’s opening and dedication being shared by the staff of the hospital and many of our partners from abroad.

Nahariaya, Israel – September 11, 2011. Marking ten years after the fall of the WTC Twin Towers and five years after the Second Lebanon War, Western Galilee Hospital convened the “International Conference on Lessons Learned from Terror Attacks and War.”
Through complex international collaboration, Israeli doctors from the Western Galilee Hospital- Nahariya where able to restore eye sight to a young woman from the Republic of Georgia with a cornea donation from the United States.
Hodaya just celebrated her first birthday with guests of honor being the medical staff of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Western Galilee Hospital- Nahariya that made such an event a possibility.

In line with its goal to continue to expand services for northern residents in Israel, Galilee Medical Center recently opened a new unit for the treatment of heart failure in the Cardiology Department headed by Prof. Shaul Atar. This is great news for people in the region who suffer from heart failure as they had often been hospitalized in an internal medicine ward or received partial treatment in the community clinics in the past, which was not sufficient for their medical condition.
Nahariya's 19th Conference on Medicine and the Holocaust, in cooperation with the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine Bar Ilan University, Israel's Medical Association (IMA), the Western Galilee Academic College and Israel's Society for the History of Medicine, was held at Galilee Medical Center (GMC) on May 15th. The annual conference examines and commemorates enlightening perspectives relating to medicine and the Holocaust and gives voice to the mantra "never again."
Eighth graders from Mate Asher Regional Council schools Elon Cabri, Ofek, and Hashlom worked together during the 2010 school year on a "Kaleidoscope" project as part of the education programs provided by Partnering2Gether in the Western Galilee.