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About the Medical Center

Western Galilee Medical Center  is the largest government hospital in the Galilee region of Israel .   It has 69 departments and specialty units, with 700 registered beds and a staff of 2,200 and 300 volunteers, making it the largest employer in the region.   In 2012, the medical center recorded 115,000 ER visits, 50,000 admissions, 14,000 surgical procedures, 5,500 births, 28,000 dialysis and 142,000 outpatient clinics visits. It is the frontline treatment center for Israel 's northern border with Lebanon , and serves a demographically mixed population of 600,000 that comprises the Galilee ’s mosaic of Jews, Moslems, Christians, and Druze.   Besides providing civilian care, the hospital is a treatment center for the Israel Defense Forces.


Founded over 60 years ago, the hospital is constantly growing and developing, with priorities determined by population growth as well as the need to provide emergency medical services to isolated communities.   Recently the hospital has seen the completion of the fully protected Emergency Department, a new MRI unit, the Oncology Outpatient Clinic, and is in the process of building a new Women’s Health Wing including an In-Vitro Fertilization Unit. Fundraising is underway for a new Institute for Human Genetics giving these vital medical services appropriate facilities to centralize care and expand medical services currently being provided.

  Recently the hospital has seen the completion of the fully protected Emergency Department, a new MRI unit, the Oncology Outpatient Clinic, and is in the process of building a new Women’s Health Wing including an In-Vitro Fertilization Unit. Fundraising is underway for a new Institute for Human Genetics giving these vital medical services appropriate facilities to centralize care and expand medical services currently being provided.

  Recently the hospital has seen the completion of the fully protected Emergency Department, a new MRI unit, the Oncology Outpatient Clinic, and is in the process of building a new Women’s Health Wing including an In-Vitro Fertilization Unit. Fundraising is underway for a new Institute for Human Genetics giving these vital medical services appropriate facilities to centralize care and expand medical services currently being provided.



As of 2011, Western Galilee Medical Center  is affiliated with the Bar Ilan University Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee .   Sixty percent of the faculty’s students receive clinical training at Western Galilee Medical Center  and many of the hospital's doctors hold senior academic staff positions in the University's Faculty of Medicine.   Western Galilee Medical Center  is now one of the major teaching hospitals in Israel .   

Western Galilee Medical Center  is affiliated with the Bar Ilan University Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee .   Sixty percent of the faculty’s students receive clinical training at Western Galilee Medical Center  and many of the hospital's doctors hold senior academic staff positions in the University's Faculty of Medicine.   Western Galilee Medical Center  is now one of the major teaching hospitals in Israel .   

Western Galilee Medical Center  is affiliated with the Bar Ilan University Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee .   Sixty percent of the faculty’s students receive clinical training at Western Galilee Medical Center  and many of the hospital's doctors hold senior academic staff positions in the University's Faculty of Medicine.   Western Galilee Medical Center  is now one of the major teaching hospitals in Israel .   



Another significant aspect of this affiliation is the Clinical Research Center , whose construction is due to begin in 2014 in the Western Galilee Medical Center  which will greatly expand the hospital’s existing research potential and capabilities. The Clinical Research Center will continue to be the only in-hospital research unit in northern Israel and will include both laboratories and clinical facilities, encompassing the contemporary approach of bench to bed-side research.

Clinical Research Center , whose construction is due to begin in 2014 in the Western Galilee Medical Center  which will greatly expand the hospital’s existing research potential and capabilities. The Clinical Research Center will continue to be the only in-hospital research unit in northern Israel and will include both laboratories and clinical facilities, encompassing the contemporary approach of bench to bed-side research.

Clinical Research Center , whose construction is due to begin in 2014 in the Western Galilee Medical Center  which will greatly expand the hospital’s existing research potential and capabilities. The Clinical Research Center will continue to be the only in-hospital research unit in northern Israel and will include both laboratories and clinical facilities, encompassing the contemporary approach of bench to bed-side research.



The recent opening of the Neurosurgical Department and the addition in the very near future of invasive angiography pave the way for the hospital to become the sole Level 1 Trauma Center for the area. Within the next five years, Western Galilee Medical Center  is on track to becoming the central surgical referral center for the north of Israel . In just ten years the hospital will become the top major medical center of the Galilee, capable of providing all the medical services available anywhere in Israel . Expanding the accessibility to much needed medical care, the hospital is a pivotal element in the development and growth of the region. The progress in available care to the residents of the north advances the Medical Center ’s mission of providing the most sophisticated, professional medical treatment and humane service to all.

Within the next five years, Western Galilee Medical Center  is on track to becoming the central surgical referral center for the north of Israel . In just ten years the hospital will become the top major medical center of the Galilee, capable of providing all the medical services available anywhere in Israel . Expanding the accessibility to much needed medical care, the hospital is a pivotal element in the development and growth of the region. The progress in available care to the residents of the north advances the Medical Center ’s mission of providing the most sophisticated, professional medical treatment and humane service to all.

Within the next five years, Western Galilee Medical Center  is on track to becoming the central surgical referral center for the north of Israel . In just ten years the hospital will become the top major medical center of the Galilee, capable of providing all the medical services available anywhere in Israel . Expanding the accessibility to much needed medical care, the hospital is a pivotal element in the development and growth of the region. The progress in available care to the residents of the north advances the Medical Center ’s mission of providing the most sophisticated, professional medical treatment and humane service to all.



The medical center is active in four main areas :

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1.       Medical services, hospitalization and ambulatory treatment for the general population

2.       Preparedness and readiness for a state of emergency

3.       Academic and clinical training of interns and medical, nursing and paramedical students

4.       Clinical and basic research



Principal Service:

The medical center's principal field of activity is providing medical service to its population, based on the following categories:

1.       Hospitalization

2.       Ambulatory treatment

3.       Emergency Medicine           




Additionally, the medical center offers four types of on-call treatment:

1.       Routine on-call duty

2.       On-call for multi-casualty events

3.       On-call during states of emergency

4.       On-call during a toxicological ( nuclear, biologic, chemical )  event



Medical Center Statistics for 2012:

Center Statistics for 2012:

Center
Statistics for 2012:

Hospital Admissions:   51,800

Surgeries:                        14,600

Births:                                5,100

Clinic Visits:                  145,000

E.R. Visits:                    116,000



Medical Center Structure:

Center Structure:

Center
Structure:

The medical center is divided into six professional divisions:

a)      Internal Medicine Division  - Includes all the in-patient departments in the field of internal diseases.   Moreover, it includes intensive care units that serve the division’s departments, such as general intensive care, respiratory ICU and cardiac ICU.

b)      Surgical Division - Includes departments that specialize in all cases that require surgery.   The surgical division features state-of-the-art operating rooms, which are protected against nuclear, biologic, and chemical warfare that are numbered among the few such operating rooms in the country.

c)       Women’s Health Wing  - Includes in-patient departments and diagnostic and treatment units related to women’s health and childbirth.

The Women’s Health Wing is currently under construction.   The first stage of the division will be operational in the summer of 2014.

d)      Pediatric Division - Includes in-patient departments and units that specialize in pediatric diseases, the prevention of childhood diseases, and the promotion of the physical and mental health of children.

e)      Emergency Medicine Division - Includes an 24/7 emergency room that provides urgent care to stabilize the patient’s condition and serves as the initial triage for patients who require continued care as part of an in-patient framework.

f)        Paramedical Treatment Division -  Includes all the departments, institutes and units that offer diagnostic services for the various in-patient departments, in the fields of imaging tests, blood tests, etc.   The division also offers auxiliary treatment units, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.