The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem provides financial support to fund services, capital projects, research and the purchase of equipment for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Founded in 1902, Shaare Zedek has been known as the Hospital with a Heart for more than a century. Patients have consistently streamed to our Hospital, seeking top level treatment in a compassionate, supportive and nurturing environment. Today, while our reputation as the most exceptional hospital for health care treatment continues to grow, Shaare Zedek has taken its commitment to its patients to the next level by providing industry leading, cutting-edge medical care – “Innovative Medicine in the Heart of Jerusalem.”
Shaare Zedek first opened its doors as a 20-bed facility on Jaffa Road in 1902 with Dr. Moshe Wallach serving as the Medical Director for the first 46 years. In 1979, now a thriving and esteemed medical facility, the Hospital moved to a more central location, a 14-acre site opposite Mt. Herzl. To fully ensure the safety of its patients, the first three stories of the ten-floor complex, housing vital areas such as the operating theaters, emergency room, pharmacy and medical supplies, were built underground, so that even in times of military attack, the Hospital can continue to function.
Shaare Zedek is a public non-profit hospital that in 2016 treated over 500,000 people in the course of 85,000 admissions, well over 500,000 visits to our outpatient clinics, and 149,000 visits to the Weinstock Department of Emergency Medicine on the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Floor. More than 32,000 surgeries were performed in the Wohl Surgical Operating Complex in 2016, and the 22,400 births recorded at Shaare Zedek’s maternity departments in 2016 are the most of any hospital in the world.
In December of 2012, Shaare Zedek took over the historic Bikur Cholim Hospital. Click here to read more.
As our departments gain international acclaim, the spectrum of treated ailments and diseases has become as vast as the diversity of the population we treat. Our staff of more than 2,500 employees is made up of the most highly acclaimed and sought-after physicians, nurses and related medical professionals in their respective fields.
From our Wilf Children’s Hospital to our new Helmsley Neurological Center — a comprehensive facility that includes Jerusalem’s new Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment Unit, as well as new Departments of Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology — from the most advanced procedures in laparoscopic surgery to the latest technology in robotics, from the treating of victims of terror and IDF soldiers, to expectant mothers needing advanced prenatal care in our four maternity wards; from seniors with tragic illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, to cancer patients fighting for their lives, we provide a full range of services at the highest level to every patient who walks through our doors.
Like all other hospitals in Jerusalem, Shaare Zedek does not receive any funding from the Israeli government and therefore we rely on the generosity of our friends and family from around the world to help us to continue to provide the healthcare experience our patients have come to expect.