Shamir Medical Center

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Shamir Medical Center, formerly Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, is a hospital located on 60 acres (24 ha), 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southeast of Tel Aviv, Israel.[2]

Shamir Medical Center
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Geography
LocationTzrifin, Israel
Organisation
TypeTeaching
Affiliated universityTel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Services
Beds891[1]
History
Opened1918
Links
Websitewww.shamir.org
ListsHospitals in Israel

HistoryEdit

The Medical Center was named after Asaph the Jew, author of the Oath of Asaph and an early medical text.[3][4] The facility was established in 1918 as a military hospital of the British Army in the closing days of the First World War.[3] It was located adjacent to the sprawling British military base in Tzrifin (Sarafand). After the creation of the State of Israel, it was converted to an Israeli hospital.[3]

In July 2008, Israeli Olympic fencer Delila Hatuel underwent treatment in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber at the hospital to speed healing from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. She was able to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing the following month.[5]

The hospital was renamed after the former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir in April 2017.

ServicesEdit

It is one of Israel's largest hospitals, with over 800 beds.[2][6] It serves over 370,000 people in Central Israel.[2][6] As a teaching facility, the hospital is part of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University.[2] On its grounds are the first and largest Israeli academic nursing school and the oldest Israeli school of physiotherapy.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Table 10: Listed Hospitalization Beds by Institution and Department – General Hospitalization Institutions". מיטות אשפוז ועמדות ברישוי [Hospitalization Beds and Licensing Counters] (PDF) (Report) (in Hebrew). Israel Ministry of Health. January 2020. p. 24. Retrieved November 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Assaf Harofeh Medical Center – About AHMC". Ahmc.netguide.co.il. Archived from the original on November 30, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Assaf Harofeh Medical Center". Ahmc.netguide.co.il. Retrieved November 11, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Aaron Parry (2004). The complete idiot's guide to the Talmud. Penguin. ISBN 9781440696176. Retrieved November 11, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Judy Siegal-Itzkovich. "Health Scan; Defeating the Disease". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 10, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Josef Woodman (2008). Patients Beyond Borders: Everybody's Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Travel. ISBN 9780982336106. Retrieved November 11, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 31°57′59.76″N 34°50′23.21″E / 31.9666000°N 34.8397806°E / 31.9666000; 34.8397806