Assuta Medical Center
Assuta Medical Center (Hebrew: אסותא מרכזים רפואיים) is a private medical center in Israel that performs surgery and diagnostic procedures in all fields of medicine, including cardiology, oncology, gynecology and urology. Assuta Medical Center, established in 1936, is located in the Ramat HaHayal neighborhood in north Tel Aviv.
The hospital was founded in Tel Aviv in 1936 by Ben-Zion Harel, a physician who later became a Member of Knesset. It had a staff of 34 doctors and 74 beds. The architect was Joseph Neufeld, a leading proponent of the International Style in Israel.
In 2009, Assuta moved to a new building in Ramat HaHayal. With floor space of 90,000 sq. meters (970,000 sq. feet), it is the largest private hospital in Israel. The building was designed by Canadian firm Zeidler Partnership Architects and Israeli architectural firms of Marcelo Brestovisky and Moore Yasky Sivan. Assuta is owned by the Maccabi Health Care Services Group.
The hospital has nine operating rooms and is certified for surgical procedures in all specialty areas. Some 17,000 operations are performed every year, including complicated surgical procedures such as open-heart surgery, neurological procedures and kidney transplants. The hospital operates a cardiac catheterization laboratory and performs all types of angiography procedures, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and stent insertion during angioplasty.
Assuta Hospital's IVF clinic is a world leader, performing 7,000 cycles a year. In 2002, the journal Human Reproduction Update reported that 1,657 IVF procedures per million people per year were performed in Israel, compared with 899 in Iceland, which was second in line.At Assuta's fertility center, a lab houses 25 incubators and 60,000 frozen embryos stored in liquid nitrogen. While the procedure is state-paid at public hospitals, Assuta patients are charged a co-payment of approximately $150.
In 2011, Assuta won the tender for building a new medical center in Ashdod. Assuta operates four hospitals and four outpatient medical centers in Israel.Assuta services in Ashdod will include the operation of an emergency room in a sheltered structure protected from missile attacks, an internal medicine ward, a geriatrics ward, a pediatrics ward, a cardiology center, and oncology institute and a dialysis institute. The wards will have a total of 105 beds with another 100 beds for brief hospitalizations. 
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- About Assuta
- Assuta to move from central Tel Aviv to Ramat Hahayal
- MK Ben-Zion Harel
- Dun's 100: Assuta Medical Centers
- Back to the future / The tree is still standing, Haaretz
- The New Assuta Hospital, Tel-Aviv
- Maccabi Health Care Services
- Assuta Medical Centers
- Seven hospitals receive prestigious international safety accreditation
- Israel leads the world in IVF
- Where Families Are Prized, Help Is Free, New York Times
- Assuta wins state tender to build Ashdod hospital
- Assuta to open Ashdod hospital in 2013