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
LocationTzrifin, Israel
Affiliated universityTel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine
ListsHospitals in Israel


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.


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]


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  3. ^ a b c "Assaf Harofeh Medical Center". 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