Sheba Hospital in Israel – Facts and Figures

Established in 1948, Sheba Medical Center is now the leading medical center in the Middle East and an internationally recognized healthcare facility. In 2019, Newsweek magazine ranked Sheba on their prestigious list of the top ten hospitals worldwide. Located on a comprehensive campus, Sheba offers a wide range of medical divisions and specialties. Our highly qualified doctors are involved in many innovative treatments and cutting-edge research programs to advance the clinical care of patients everywhere. Sheba also functions as a tertiary care center and accepts referrals of complex cases from throughout the region and the world.

Sheba is located on a 200-acre campus in Tel HaShomer, near Tel Aviv, and contains:

  •  159 medical departments and clinics
  •  Almost 2,000 beds
  •  75 laboratories

One main factor that makes Sheba a world leader is our people. They are:

8,060

Healthcare Professionals

1.425

Physicians

2,740

Nurses

And they see each year:

  •  430,000 inpatients
  •  1,600,000 outpatients
  •  200,000 ER visits
  •  50,000 surgical procedures
  •  11,000 maternal deliveries
  •  4,000,000 medical tests

Sheba Medical Center’s has seven major facilities:

  • The Cancer Center
  • Medical education academic campus
  •  Medical research complex
  •  Acute care hospital
  •  Children’s hospital
  •  Women’s hospital
  •  Rehabilitation hospital

Sheba Medical Center was the first Israeli hospital to earn the Joint Commission International (JCI) Gold Seal as an academic and clinical medical center. First awarded in 2013, this recognition has been reaffirmed through 2019.

Excellence Centers and Institutes

The Cancer Center:

The Cancer Center at Sheba Medical Center provides cutting edge treatment for dozens of different cancer types and accepts referrals of patients from all over the world. Within the Cancer Center are specialized departments dedicated to state of the art research and specialized treatment of specific kinds of oncological disease.

  • The Sheba Cancer Research Center (SCRC)

    The SCRC exists to conduct ongoing research into the nature of cancer and potential treatments. This includes developing new drugs and conducting research of novel treatment regimens. It is the largest cancer research center in Israel.

  • The Radiation Oncology Department

    Sheba’s radiation oncologists work hand in hand with the other members of the treatment team, such as medical oncologists, pathologists, and surgeons, to provide the latest in cancer treatment to our patients. Furthermore, the Radiation Oncology Department is involved in constant research and training new physicians.

  • The Sheba Pancreatic Cancer Center (SPCC)

    The SPCC is dedicated to specialized, tailor made treatment of pancreatic cancer for each individual patient’s unique case. The Center also conducts research into new and emerging therapies for pancreatic cancer.

  • The Ella Lemelbaum Institute for Immuno-Oncology

    The Ella Institute is renowned for developing novel immunotherapy treatments, such as the cCAM drug. It is also among the first centers to offer the tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) protocol.

  • Safra Children’s Hospital:

    Sheba is a successful pioneer in the field of pediatric hemato- oncology, providing umbilical cord blood banking and stem cell separation and treatment. The Safra Children’s Hospital has also achieved outstanding success in bone marrow transplants.

Heart and Circulation Institute

As a referral center for complex patient conditions, the Heart and Circulation Institute features several advanced departments, including:

  • The Eli and Zohara Davidai Arrhythmia Center

    the largest heart arrhythmia center in the nation, we provide individualized care and education to our patients.

  • Specialized Outpatient Clinics

    The Heart Institute offers highly specialized outpatient clinics for cardiac patients with a variety of conditions. These include a pacemaker clinic, chest pain clinic, a clinic for high risk pregnancies involving heart conditions, and a congestive heart failure clinic.

  • The Invasive Cardiology Unit

    The largest of its kind in the nation, this unit possesses five state of the art cardiac catheterization laboratories and performs over 3,000 catheterizations every year.

Rehabilitation Center

Sheba’s Rehabilitation Hospital provides specialized rehabilitation services in a myriad of specialties, including neurologic, orthopedic, speech and hearing, and psychiatric. The Rehabilitation Center is leader in advanced technology and multidisciplinary treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other central nervous system conditions. Additionally, Sheba’s Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Center is the first of its kind in the world, allowing patients to practice their skills and rehabilitate in a virtual environment that safely mimics real world conditions.

Gynecology and Maternity Center

This specialized center is dedicated to excellence in women’s healthcare, including diagnosis and treatment of new and expectant mothers. It includes a world-renowned Gynecologic Oncology Department that offers a variety of treatment for gynecologic cancers and is engaged in research of new cancer treatments. Furthermore, the Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility Unit provides fertility-sparing procedures and fertility treatments, such as cryopreservation of oocytes and microsurgical tube reconstruction.

International Congenital Heart Center

Sheba pioneered minimally invasive surgery as well as ventricular septal defect and atrial septal defect closure for congenital cardiac conditions. Also, Sheba heart specialists have achieved superior results in many high-risk surgeries.

The Israel Center for Medical Simulation

This is the world’s most comprehensive center for medical simulations. It allows individuals and teams to train effectively for a variety of medical scenarios.

Sheba Medical Center

A Leading International Force in Medicine and Biotechnological Innovation

In March 2019, Newsweek released their investigative report on the “Best Hospitals in the World,” and Sheba Medical Center is proud to be included on this list. According to Newsweek, “The hospitals on our list are all world leaders in health care, but these are the very best – the top ten.” Sheba was recognized largely for its extensive range of outstanding medical divisions and specialties, its affiliation with Tel Aviv University, and its treatment of more than one million patients yearly.

At Sheba, our skilled physicians and scientists collaborate regularly with international medical centers with the goal of advancing medical innovation, biotechnology, and patient care around the globe. We recently partnered with the Swiss Lonza Group to develop and optimize gene therapies for leukemia and lymphoma, and we formed a joint research project with OKI Electric Industry Ltd to explore new preventive measures against dementia in seniors. Presently, over one quarter of all medical clinical research in Israel is conducted at Sheba.

As we strive to revolutionize the international healthcare industry, Sheba’s expert and compassionate team remains focused on treating patients with the highest quality care.

“Never resting on our laurels, Sheba will continue pushing the boundaries
to find cures and treatments that will not only benefit our patients in Israel but
also benefit mankind around the globe.”
Professor Yitzhak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba

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Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction is at the forefront of everything we do. Patients have indicated that they overwhelmingly prefer Sheba Medical Center due to our innovation, advanced technology, expert healthcare providers, and commitment to care. As just one example, in 2016 Sheba’s Neonatal Department was selected by the Ministry of Health as the outstanding neonatal department in the country – for the second time in a row.

Sheba even had the privilege of providing care for former Israeli President Shimon Peres:

“At Sheba Medical Center, all are treated equally with compassion and professionalism. I recommend to anyone in need to arrive at Sheba. It’s the place to be – an astonishing hospital.” — former Israeli President Shimon Peres

Some of the Best Doctors in the World

Sheba would not be great without its people. We are proud to have doctors from the top of their fields at Sheba – individuals who are dedicated to innovative research and the finest in patient care. These men and women all have impressive credentials and decades of experience. Even more importantly, they are committed to working as a team to offer our patients world class medicine with a personal touch.

Every day, ground breaking research is conducted at Sheba in institutes like:

  •  The Joseph Sagol Neuroscience Center
  •  Prof. Sarah Ferber’s Research Group – Innovative Cell Replacement for Diabetes
  •  Anticancer gene therapy drugs developed by Prof. Dror Harats

The fact is that Sheba Medical Center is the largest, most comprehensive, and most advanced hospital in Israel and the whole Middle East. From humble beginnings, Sheba is now a world leader. We will also continue to grow and never be content to simply rest on our laurels. Advancing research, education, and patient care are never-ending quests.

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