Statement from Prof. Shlomo Noy, former Director of the Rehabilitation Hospital: “We take pride in the fact that we are able to keep in touch with the ever-changing world of medical and technological innovation. For example, Sheba Rehabilitation Hospital was the first to establish respiratory rehabilitation for patients with neck injuries and cervical spine injuries which require artificial respiration. The surgeries performed in our Rehabilitation Departments are at a level unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Our comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center has become a Center of Excellence and a role model for other medical facilities. In the past few years, we have created several specialized units – an inpatient Department for Adult Eating Disorders, Rehabilitation of Head Injuries, an Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic, an Orthopedic Geriatric Unit, and more.”
Sheba Rehabilitation Hospital actualizes the idea of a one-stop shop for medicine, meaning a single location for all the specialties a patient may need, working in holistic cooperation. This includes health professionals, laboratories, and every treatment necessary during an acute case. All of these are unique and many cannot be found anywhere else.
The Rehabilitation Hospital at Sheba is the only rehabilitation center that regularly integrates not only traditional rehabilitation specialists like orthopedists and physiatrists, but also urologists, plastic and orthopedic surgeons, pulmonologists, and internal medicine specialists. Sheba encourages collaboration among all physicians, surgeons, and staff to best benefit our patients.
“We were also able to take a few steps forward in terms of commercialization. Even though we have only been active in the field since 2007, we have achieved amazing success and had a lot of favorable exits,” says Prof. Noy. The most recent and pertinent example is the Sheba Rehabilitation Hospital win in the Technological Incubators Program under the Office of the Chief Scientist. Since September 2016, a technological incubator has operated at Sheba in collaboration with prestigious international institutes, such as Boston Scientific. According to Prof. Noy, “This achievement is not only the result of the impressive technological infrastructures in Sheba but is primarily due to our human infrastructure. The fact that there are so many people here who conduct basic research in various fields has tipped the scales in favor of the establishment of the International Incubator at Sheba Medical Center.”