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Newsweek ranks Sheba Medical Center in the top 10 hospitals worldwide

Sheba is a leading international force in medicine and biotechnological innovation.

March 2019 – Newsweek recently published their special “Best Hospitals in the World” edition and named Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan as one of the top 10 hospitals in the world. 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 Medical Center is ranked as #10 and cited as a forerunner in medical science and biotechnological innovation, both in the Middle East and worldwide. Sheba collaborates continuously with international assemblies to advance biotechnology, medical innovation, and hospital systems. In particular, the Newsweek report lauded Sheba’s broad range of exceptional medical divisions and specialties, its affiliation with Tel Aviv University, and treatment of more than one million patients annually.

According to Newsweek, the world’s best hospitals “are at the forefront of adapting” to the challenges of technology that are currently transforming the healthcare industry, while still “providing top-notch patient care.” More than one-quarter of all medical clinical research in Israel is being done at Sheba and, as Newsweek reports, “the hospital works with almost every Israeli medical institute to educate students and advance the future of the medical profession.” These achievements alone demonstrate fundamental reasons as to why Sheba deserves its high ranking.

Other notable ventures at Sheba include the recent collaboration with Switzerland’s Lonza Group to develop more efficient and economical gene therapies for leukemia and lymphoma. In addition, Japanese telecom manufacturer OKI Electric Industry Ltd announced that in January, they established a joint research project with Sheba to focus on preventing dementia in senior citizens.

“We are proud and excited to have been chosen by Newsweek magazine to appear on this prestigious list of elite hospitals around the globe,” said Prof. Yitzhak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center. “This is the culmination of 70 years of dedication to excellence, professionalism, and innovation by our devoted and talented staff within the field of medicine and patient care.”

The number one slot on the list belongs to Mayo Clinic, headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo Clinic runs innovative educational activities for the global medical community, as well as 57 advanced research centers staffed with more than 4,000 research personnel. Coming in at second place is The Cleveland Clinic, with hospitals in the US, Canada, and the UAE, and where the first total face transplant was performed. The list continues with: #3 – Singapore General Hospital; #4 –Johns Hopkins Hospital based in Baltimore; #5 – Charité Hospital in Berlin; #6 – Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; #7 – Toronto General Hospital in Canada; #8 – University of Tokyo Hospital in Japan; #9 – Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland.

To be ranked so high on Newsweek’s list and alongside these distinguished medical centers is “…a certificate of honor for the Israeli health system and for Sheba Medical Center, which reached this honorable achievement under the leadership of Director General Prof. Kreiss,” said Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman. “This is an outstanding hospital in an excellent health system, and I congratulate the medical teams, doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff who put the hospital and the State of Israel on the world map.”

Inspired by Newsweek’s recognition of Sheba’s preeminent role in the international healthcare arena, Prof. Kreiss declared, “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 mankind around the globe.”

Newsweek is a prominent news magazine and website that has been reporting first-rate journalism across the globe for more than 80 years. Since their early days, Newsweek has prioritized responsible, in-depth coverage of healthcare, and the publication is known for its expert opinions and contemporary pulse.

To generate their current top ten hospital rankings, Newsweek partnered with Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data company. Together, they assembled a diverse panel of premier doctors, medical professionals, and administrators from four continents who collaborated to determine which hospitals deserved to be included in the respected top ten.