On the cusp of Rosh Hashanah 5779 we look back on a year of unprecedented expansion and development across Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
To the casual visitor’s eye, the most noticeable new developments are a new shopping pavilion in and around the hospital’s main lobby that opened this year for the benefit of patients and their visitors, as well as the foundation-laying of the Radiotherapy Institute atop a large parking tower. More on those in a moment but, at this writing, there is on our campus a 13-story hole in the ground! Less immediately noticeable but also of prime importance was the opening of several new Outpatient Care services.
Over the course of the past 12 months Shaare Zedek Medical Center has recorded the following statistics:
163,000 Emergency Department cases including 34,756 Pediatric ER cases
More than 36,000 surgical procedures
576,797 Outpatient Clinic patient visits
88,388 Inpatient hospitalizations
22,350 babies born
The Helmsley Neurological Institute recorded:
338 Neurosurgical procedures
216 Interventional Neuroradiology cases
More than 1,000 cases of patients experiencing stroke symptoms or TIA (temporary ischemic attack)
Of the stroke cases, 130 required tPA (an intracranial drug used to break up blood clots in the brain.)
As noted, construction has begun in earnest on the Radiotherapy Institute which will play a major role in our future Cancer Care Center. Already completed is the vast majority of the excavation of the 800-space parking facility which will significantly address the current shortage of parking spaces.
A large and modern shopping area was completed for the benefit of patients, families, and staff. It includes eateries, a mini market, a bookstore, and a pharmacy to open soon.
Several specialized clinics opened including a “Dry-Eye Condition Clinic,” an Artificial Heart Clinic, a Multi-Disciplinary Clinic for Brain Tumors, more >