Recent Entries

Dafna Willner: Striving and Achieving in Medicine and Motherhood

Dr. Dafna Willner

Chairman, Department of Anesthesia and Director of Operating Rooms at Galilee Medical Center

Dr. Dafna Willner was born in Eilat, Israel, and moved to New York with her family at age 5.

For two years after receiving her medical degree, Dr. Willner was a “part time Mom,” while specializing in Neuroanesthesia at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Oregon.


The XIX Nahariya Conference on Medicine and the Holocaust

The XIX Nahariya Conference on
Medicine and the Holocaust — May 15, 2019

To honor Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Galilee Medical Center will host the XIX Conference on Medicine and the Holocaust on May 15th. The annual conference provides a unique perspective about medicine during the Holocaust, awareness of survivors’ medical needs and of their descendants, and strengthened commitment to the lessons of the Holocaust.


Celebrating former patients

NICU Reunion — a heartwarming way to celebrate our former patients!

Galilee Medical Center recently welcomed back former Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients and their families for a special reunion with the doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff members who cared for them.


Galilee Hospital uses 3D Lab for jaw surgery.


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In the past, surgery to remove temporomandibular joints and replace them with artificial joints was considered a complex and complicated operation with only isolated cases being performed in Israel.


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.