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Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem

Serving the needs of the residents of Jerusalem and Israel, Shaare Zedek is the city’s only major, centrally located hospital, committed to the provision of world class medical care through a highly compassionate and personalized approach. Named after the inspiring biblical term “Gates of Righteousness,” Shaare Zedek has responded to the needs of Jerusalem’s uniquely diverse population from its very first day of operation, treating patients of every race, religion and nationality.

Shaare Zedek’s history is rich and varied and is inextricably linked with that of Jerusalem. The hospital is a landmark building, but more than that, thanks to the world-class medical care provided by its doctors, nurses and surgeons, Shaare Zedek has grown to become one of Jerusalem’s most vital resources.

Although the hospital was opened in 1902, the real story starts 29 years earlier. In 1873, a committee was established, comprising prominent Rabbis and philanthropists from Germany and Holland to raise funds for a hospital. Today, the 1,000-bed facility admits more than 85,000 in-patients a year in its thirty departments. More than 540,000 people are treated in the out-patient clinics, a comprehensive entity including more than 70 departments and units.

Shaare Zedek receives no financial support from the Israeli government for research, equipment or education. It relies on the generosity of friends around the world in order to fund and carry out research, upgrade vital equipment and continuously maintain and further expand its facilities.

To learn more about Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, visit their website HERE

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