For the fifth year running, Sheba Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was awarded the “Excellence in Neonatal Intensive Care” title by the Ministry of Health.
This title is awarded based on the quality of care provided to premature and newborn babies throughout the country, and also takes into account infection rates, infrastructure, staff, etc.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at SMC continues to be ranked at the top of Israel’s largest hospitals. Sheba Medical Center is the only hospital among them that was awarded this title for the fifth consecutive year.
There are 53 beds in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which comprises a preterm intensive care unit and an interim unit. Every year, the unit provides care for 1000 babies and premature babies at high risk from all the hospitals across the country. The unit’s staff is trained to treat the most difficult cases and specializes in the treatment of very premature babies.
In the coming years, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Sheba Medical Center will undergo upgrades and renovations, after which it will become the leading neonatal intensive care unit not only in Israel but all over the world. The new unit will include separate rooms for each newborn and their family.
Dr. Zipora Strauss, Acting Director of The Albert Katz Department of Neonatology, says: “Providing the best care for premature babies and helping their loved ones is a top priority for the entire staff of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which includes nurses, doctors, breastfeeding counselors, physical therapists, clinical nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. I am proud to head this unit that has been excellent for the fifth consecutive year. I guarantee that we will continue to lead the unit to further achievements and breakthroughs in neonatology.”