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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rosh Hashanah 2018/Tishrei 5779
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…)
Galilee Medical Center is thrilled to share the following video clip of Amir Yarchi , CEO Friends Of Galilee Medical Center,speaking to ILTV about hospital’s all new Irving and Cherna Moskowitz Heart Center. The Irving and Cherna Moskowitz Heart Center is entirely protected and the first of its kind in Israel. We are proud of this accomplishment and the recognition it has brought to the hospital. This is a huge advancement for GMC and we are grateful to the Irving and Cherna Moskowitz Family Foundation and other generous supporters for making it possible.
Check out Amir’s video, here:
By Sharon Mann
We’re proud and excited that five Galilee Medical Center physicians are included in Forbes Israel 2018 distinguished list of “Best Doctors in Israel”. Dr. Eyal Sela, Director of ENT, Head of Neck Surgery; Dr. Eli Kakiashvili, Director of General Surgery Department A; Prof. Samer Srouji, Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department; Dr. Irith Weissman, Director of the Pediatric Nephrology Department and Prof. Menachem Neumann, the Head of the Oro-Gynecological Service in the Women’s Health Wing.
CEO Dr. Masad Barhoum: “I congratulate the physicians who are included in Forbes 2018 distinguished list of “Best Doctors in Israel”. They are part of a group of senior and professional managers and physicians who head the departments and units at Galilee Medical Center. The opening of new departments and units, the introduction of advanced technology and the integration of students from the Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee in the Medical Center departments, places us at the forefront of medicine not only in the Galilee, but in the State of Israel as a whole. I am certain that alongside medical activities, we will continue to lead academic and research for the community we serve.”
For the first time ever, Galilee Medical Center performed a Meniscal Transplant surgery on an 18 year old.
Dorian Dahan from Moshav Tzuriel was the first at GMC, and only the third person in Israel, who has undergone this complex surgery. The surgery was performed by the Senior Physician in the Department of Orthopedics “A”, Dr. Einal Bathish, is a specialist in knee surgery and sports medicine. He shared: “The surgery took 90 minutes less than was expected and we started physiotherapy treatments immediately after Dorian had a chance for some rest and recovery. I believe that he will be able to return to weight-bearing on his leg within a number of weeks and have a better quality of life due to the surgery. It is important to note that there is complex preparation in order to perform this type of surgery. Galilee Medical Center, headed by Dr. Masad Barhoum, went forward in line with its policy to promote advanced and leading services at a national level, which have developed in the last number of years at the Medical Center”.
The surgery took approximately two hours, and multiple senior surgeons participated to ensure the best possible care from Dorian.
Dorian’s mother, Simona Dahan shared her appreciation for his medical team: “We thank the team, headed by Dr. Bathish, who successfully performed the surgery, with all our heart. We have been in follow-up care at Galilee Medical Center for two years already and we feel at home here; the surgery was the most important moment. We thank Dr. Masad Barhoum, Director of the Medical Center, who took it upon himself to aid in all that was needed for this surgery. It is great to know that we have a hospital nearby that is able to offer patients advanced surgeries which are rarely performed at other hospitals. Also, by Dorian’s undergoing surgery close to our home, we were spared the runaround at distant hospitals, additional bureaucracy and coping with staff that didn’t know us. The entire staff in Orthopedics “A” treated us in the most dedicated, professional and compassionate manner.”
We hope Dorian has a smooth and easy recovery!
Read more about the complex surgery and Dorian’s story here.