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Empowering Young Lives: The Edmond and Lily Safra Pediatric Rehabilitation Department

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The Edmond and Lily Safra Pediatric Rehabilitation Department at Sheba Medical Center exemplifies the synergy of state-of-the-art pediatric care and rehabilitative excellence, dedicated to guiding children from Israel and around the world on their path to recovery.

The Edmond and Lily Safra Pediatric Rehabilitation Department, situated within the Sheba Medical Center, represents a leading edge in pediatric healthcare. Founded in 1997 as part of the esteemed Safra Children’s Hospital, the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hospital in Israel, this department has become worldly recognized for children’s rehabilitation.

The Rehabilitation Department at Sheba Medical Center represents a haven for children worldwide, especially those from countries where necessary medical treatments are unavailable. This department stands as a testament to Sheba’s commitment to providing the highest level of care to every child in need, irrespective of their geographic origin.

Seamless Transition from Admission to Recovery

Recognizing the disparities in healthcare access across the globe, the department actively welcomes children from regions where advanced medical care and rehabilitative services are scarce. From the moment of admission, these children are embraced into a world-class healthcare system, designed to address their specific medical challenges with the utmost care and precision.

Upon arrival, each child is thoroughly assessed by a team of multidisciplinary experts who create a tailored and personalized treatment plan. This plan encompasses not just medical interventions but also comprehensive rehabilitative strategies to ensure holistic recovery. The department’s facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by specialists in pediatric rehabilitation, offering treatments that are often the first of their kind for these children.

Throughout their stay, patients and their families are supported by a compassionate team, ensuring that every aspect of their treatment is managed with empathy and cultural sensitivity. The journey from admission to recovery is a collaborative effort, involving doctors, therapists, and nurses, all dedicated to maximizing the child’s recovery potential.

The goal is not just to treat but to empower. As children progress through their rehabilitation, they are encouraged to regain independence and confidence, essential components of their overall well-being. From initial medical care to the final stages of recovery, every step is designed to provide these young patients with the best possible outcomes, opening doors to a future of better health and opportunity. Dr. Itai Pessach, the Director of Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital adds, “We basically bring these children back to life, and when they leave our pediatric hospital, they are already rehabilitated and ready to back to their normal and regular day-to-day activities”

Rising to Meet Challenges: A Multidisciplinary Approach in Times of Conflict

In the current times of regional turmoil since the onset of the attacks on Israel, the department’s role in providing high quality rehabilitation for those affected by conflict has become increasingly significant. This underscores the need for continued support and expansion to enhance its capabilities for current and future needs.

In these challenging times, Sheba continues its dedicated efforts in treating a wide spectrum of injuries and illnesses. Within this nurturing environment, the Edmond and Lily Safra Pediatric Rehabilitation Department goes beyond mere treatment; it is actively engaged in shaping a brighter, healthier future for its young patients, offering them hope and a path to recovery even amidst the most trying circumstances.”

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