...Serving close to 400,000 residents in the Lakhish Region , providing a full-range of outstanding, high-quality health care services...
Situated in the Mediterranean coastal city of Askelon, a short drive from the holy city of Jerusalem, Biblical Hebron and the Gaza Strip, Barzilai Medical Center is one of Israel's leading healthcare institutions.
Providing a unique combination of in-patient services with direct involvement in important public health issues throughout the region, the Barzilai Medical Center is responsible for:
supervision of all clinics and child healthcare centers in the Ashkelon Region
Israel Ministry of Health activity in the region, including sanitation certification and authorization.
provision of comprehensive diagnosis and treatment in xx different hospital clinical departments.
THE ONE ADDRESS FOR EVERY REGIONAL HEALTHCARE NEED
This combination of services means that the hospital is the one address for the healthcare needs of a population of almost half a million residents from an area of 1,500 sq kilometers including: Ashkelon, Ashdod, Kiryat Gat, Shderot, and agricultural settlements, including kibbutzim and moshavim. These services are delivered to a highly diverse patient population including Jews, Christians and Moslems, veteran citizens and new immigrants. Affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University, the Center carries out a wide range of research projects in cooperation with leading medical and educational institutions in Israel and abroad
FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE
Despite the security and other difficulties facing public institutions throughout Israel's history, the Barzilai Medical Center has grown and developed along with the community it serves. Today it is a 408 bed institution. The construction of a new, five -story building for in-patient services has served as a breakthrough in the center's development. It enables the addition of some 150 beds. Focused on the future, the Barzilai Medical Center has plans to add an additional 400 beds, as needed.
THE FRIENDS OF THE BARZILAI MEDICAL CENTER
Organized in 1968, the Friends of the Barzilai Medical Center are important partners in the hospital's development and growth. Members of the group include leading community leaders in both Israel and the Diaspora, as well as public officials on the local, regional and national levels. The goal of the Friends Group is to support and expand the hospital and its activities through finding and providing the means to expand services, provide much-needed equipment and increase the array of services offered by the hospital.
BARZILAI MEDICAL CENTER AT A GLANCE
|Number of staff members||1,500 - 240 physicians, 500 nurses, lab technicians, administrative and maintenance employees|
|Number of beds||408|
|Main departments||(need list)|
|University Affiliation||Ben Gurion University teaching hospital|
|Hospital General Manager||Dr. Shimon Scharf