By: Michal Hallel Abulafia (Translated from Hebrew to English by Sharon Blassberg Mann, Lianson, International Affairs Department, Galilee Medical Center)
I’m a “Dream Doctor” – a medical clown. I skate around Galilee Medical Center with a red nose, a tambourine and a guitar and work as part of the multidisciplinary care teams in a variety of departments helping to improve patient wellbeing and care.
For the past 4 years, Galilee Medical Center has offered hope to victims of the Syrian Civil war.
In April, Galilee Medical Center was inducted into The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Science’s Medical Missions Hall of Fame.
Maya Filipe was born on April 19th, 2017 at Galilee Medical Center, weighing just 1.6 lbs (738 grams). After three months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maya was able to head home with her family on July 11th. Her parents, Ortal and Oren Filipe, documented her time in the NICU with photos, and created this heartwarming video as a thank you to the GMC professional staff for their care, love and dedication. (watch video)
On June 26th, Dr. Arie Eisenman, Head of Emergency Medicine at GMC, spoke to the community at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown. He spoke about his work treating the victims of the war in Syria. Dr. Eisenman talked about the lack of medical staff and infrastructure remaining in Syria, and said that there are likely around 1,000 doctors still living there, and the hospitals no longer have medical equipment or medicine to effectively treat those in need of care. (more…)
It is with great pride that we share the news that Galilee Medical Center has been awarded the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. This accreditation is the gold standard in global health care in Israel. During the five day assessment process, JCI examiners reviewed all of Galilee Medical Center’s protocols and procedures, and spoke with leadership and staff from all areas to ensure that all of our work is done with the safety and quality standards of the JCI accreditation requirements. (more…)
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.”