Israel Health Ministry Names Hadassah Hospitals “Best in Class”

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Alix Friedman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              afriedman@hadassah.org

New York, NY: July 28, 2021 -- Israel’s Health Ministry says both of Hadassah Medical Organization’s hospitals are the best in their class in Israel. The ministry’s National Program for Quality Indicators report for 2020 puts Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in first place in the major hospital category, while Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus is the top small campus. Both scored a maximum 10.

The scoresheet takes into account a vast array of services, among them the ability to perform heart catheterizations in under 90 minutes from the moment a patient is admitted (Israel tops the world in this category), stroke treatment, prevention of in-hospital infections and detection of depression among patients. Waiting times for triage at the Ein Kerem campus average just five minutes, according to the document published on July 28.

Said Hadassah Medical Organization Acting Director General Yoram Weiss, MD: “Hadassah teams have proven once again that with hard and strenuous work, it is possible to achieve impressive results in the various areas of treatment, from infancy to old age, despite the difficult period our medical center has experienced.

“Our excellent staff in all sectors and departments at both our hospitals work day and night for our patients, who trust us to provide quality and dedicated care. This is evident in the results presented today. The high scores show that despite our focus on providing optimal care for the largest number of corona patients in Israel throughout the COVID crisis and the burden that imposed on our hospitals, the treatment we offered all our other patients continued to be high-quality and professional.”

The report’s author, Professor Yaron Niv, MD, praised the Israeli hospital system for the way it dealt with healthcare during such a difficult time: “Despite the coronavirus pandemic, and the reduction in hospital activity, quality of treatment was not affected both in corona and regular departments.”

Health Ministry Director General Professor Nachman Ash, MD, said: “This comparison of medical centers is a positive, constructive source of competitiveness, an incentive for excellence and achievement.”

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ABOUT HADASSAH:

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, Associates and supporters, HWZOA brings women together to effect change and advocate on such critical issues as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism and promoting women’s health. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) two hospitals in Jerusalem, HWZOA helps support exemplary patient care for over a million people every year and HMO’s world-renowned medical research. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace.” Additionally, HWZOA supports several Youth Aliyah villages that set at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.