On April 28, 2017, i24NEWS aired an interview with Amir Yarchi, the CEO of the Friends of Galilee Medical Center. Amir joins David Shuster and Erica Pitzi to discuss the treatment of Syrian refugees in Israel. (watch video)
General Director Dr. Masad Barhoum was recognized by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and received its International Human Dignity Award for the humanitarian work of our staff, from all sectors, in treating injured Syrians. He received the honor at a gala Independence Day luncheon in New York hosted by the AJC Women’s Leadership Board.
The New York Jewish Week’s Stewart Ain interviewed Dr. Masad Barhoum after he was honored by the American Jewish Committee with its International Human Dignity Award.
Ronny Linder-Ganz from Haaretz wrote a profile on Galilee Medical Center in the news outlet’s May 6 issue: “There’s nobody to help us but God and Israel’ is a familiar refrain at the hospital near the Lebanese border. But the patients are eager to return home.”
Thank you to the Jewish United Fund of Chicago for their generous support towards the purchase of critical equipment in Galilee Medical Center’s treatment of Syrian children who are casualties of the ongoing Syrian conflict. The IDF and the GMC have determined that it is necessary to set up a separate and dedicated space for a Children’s Clinic for Syrian children, held every Tuesday. Up to 50 child casualties are brought to the Clinic each week by the IDF as their point of entry to the GMC, and are treated for their injuries. For most of the children, this is the beginning of a long treatment regimen requiring multiple surgeries and long hospital stays. (more…)
From Nahariya to Beverly Hills – it’s good to have friends that want to help us close the large gap in healthcare services between the north and central Israel! A first time fundraising event was held in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles with Jewish community film industry leaders, to benefit Galilee Medical Center. Ms. Raya Strauss Ben Dror, President of Friends of Galilee Medical Center (FGMC), Dr. Eyal Sela, Director of our Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) and Head and Neck Surgery; and Amir Yarchi, CEO of FGMC represented Galilee Medical Center at the prestigious event hosted by Phil Blazer, of JLTV (more…)
The Syrian crisis is complex, Amir Yarchi said Wednesday night. The decision to help its victims is not. Yarchi, CEO of the Friends of Western Galilee Hospital in Israel, said in a Wednesday speaking engagement at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center that his work has exposed him to some of the worst casualties of the conflict in Syria — victims of explosions, snipers and other earth-shattering acts of violence…”Each one of these people we see is a tragedy, is a story, is a family they left behind,” Yarchi said. “I see them as patients, as people, as human beings. This is the way our staff looks at it.” (more…)
Earlier this month, CBN News aired a news piece about Galilee Medical Center’s critical role in treating victims of the ongoing Syrian conflict. This positive news coverage is a positive contribution to Israel’s image on the international stage, especially as anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiments receive more tolerance.
“Healers,” a portrait series of some of our healthcare providers, highlights the diversity and coexistence of our tapestry of caregivers with different backgrounds, cultures and religions. (more…)
As reported in CBN news on March 10, 2017 by Julie Stahl. NAHARIYA, Israel – Thousands of Syrians have been killed and millions more are on the run. That’s just part of the cost of the ongoing civil war. Yet in all the chaos and heartache, unexpected examples of compassion could be healing more than just physical wounds.