Recent Entries

A First for Israel: Otolaryngologists successfully surgically treated a patient suffering from Osler-Weber-Rendu Disease.

the first time in Israel, surgery to treat the rare Osler-Weber-Rendu Disease
was performed on 77 year old patient Edward Balon, at Galilee Medical Center,
under the auspices of the Otolaryngology
(Ear, Nose and Throat) Department. Dr. Tal Marshak,
Senior Surgeon and Head of
Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery, in cooperation with Dr. Eitan Sudri,
Director of Nasal, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery at Beilinson Hospital in Petach
Tikva, performed the life-saving surgery, which took over two and a half hours.


New Unit for Heart Failure Opened at Galilee Medical Center

As part of its mission to continue to expand services for northern residents in Israel, Galilee Medical Center recently opened a new unit for the treatment of heart failure in the Cardiology Department.


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. To read more about how Galilee Medical Center helps to
expose Americans to its mission, impact and accomplishments:

Diabetes Conference

On July 3rd,  the #Diabetes Conference for patients and their families was held at the Engel Health Education Center at GMC. The conference, the sixth that has been held, was co-sponsored by Galilee Medical Center and the Israeli Diabetes Association at Galilee Medical Center under the auspices of Dr. Masad Barhoum, CEO of the Medical Center, and Dr. Motti Perlmutter, the head of the Israeli Diabetes Association, for the benefit of diabetes patients and their families.


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, The new Center is dedicated to conducting life-saving research in fields such as genetics, heart, diabetes, cancer, brain, ENT, infectious diseases, maxillofacial, kidney diseases, and gynecology.


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.