Recent Entries

Meet Dr. Julia Kovalenko, Director of Galilee Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Department

Dr. Julia Kovalenko is the Director of Galilee Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Department, a role she assumed at the end of 2018.  Dr. Kovalenko, 47, a pediatrician by training, completed her studies in the Ukraine and immigrated to Israel in 2000.


Trips to Israel

Each year, many Americans broaden their understanding and deepen their connection to Israel by traveling to the country as part of educational trips.


Diabetes Conference

On July 3rd,  the #Diabetes Conference for patients and their families was held at the Engel Health Education Center at GMC.


Dedicating a Research Center at GMC

January 31, a festive ribbon cutting ceremony was held at GMC’s new Research Center to launch the Bar-Ilan University Research Institute in the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.


New indoor playground opened for young patients to relax and play

At the heart of Galilee Medical Center’s Pediatric Department, a new indoor playground opened for young patients to relax, play, and just be kids.


Palliative Care

GMC has recently assigned a palliative multi-professional team to support progressive oncological patients. The team
includes two senior doctors, a nurse and two trained social workers.


A Surprise Concert

Pavel Šporcl, internationally acclaimed Czech violinist, recently visited Galilee Medical Center and gave a surprise concert for patients, visitors and staff in our Surgical Wing lobby. He also played in our Pediatric Surgery Department for hospitalized children including the last Syrian child receiving medical care in Israel. Pavel visited Galilee Medical Center as a guest of our Friends organization which among its activities, promotes projects that integrate art into the public spaces of the medical center.


A Visit From the American Friends President

During her recent visit in Israel, Zoë Riekes, President of AFGMC, spent a day at Galilee Medical Center. During her visit, Zoë got a first-hand view of some of the projects supported by Friends of GMC, such as the new Women’s Health Wing and the new Simulation Center. Zoë visited the new Cardiology Department named for Irving and Cherna Moskowitz and met with Dr. Attar, Head of the Department.


New Zero Separation Policy for Newborns

Galilee Medical Center is constantly improving hospital surroundings and conditions for women in labor.  Along with new delivery rooms and a spacious department featuring private or double rooms, we emphasize and encourage the women to breastfeed and tend to their newborn, keeping them close by to them, in the same room.


Happy New Year from American Friends of Galilee Medical Center!

Rosh Hashanah 2018/Tishrei 5779

Dear Friends:

As we prepare for the Jewish New Year, please join us in celebrating life, and all of the people that are affected by the inspirational care of the warm and dedicated staff at Galilee Medical Center. (more…)