Israel's Hadassah Hospitals Receive Health Ministry's Highest Score

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Helen Chernikoff

NEW YORK, NY — Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is proud to announce that the Israeli Health Ministry has given the two hospitals comprising the Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadassah’s hospital system in Jerusalem, the highest possible score in its annual quality-indicators report.

The Ministry uses 75 criteria to evaluate Israel’s hospitals, such as the length of time between arrival at the emergency room and treatment and the rate at which patients return to the hospital after discharge. Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, in West Jerusalem, and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, in East Jerusalem, each received a combined score of 10, the highest score possible.

Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus also received the highest score for its Geriatric and Rehabilitation Complex, which offers rehabilitation, sub-acute and long-term care, on-site and at-home hospice care and a dedicated geriatric emergency room. (Dr. Jeremy Jacobs, chair of the Complex, is interviewed by veteran American-Israeli health care journalist Maayan Hoffman in the latest episode of the podcast "Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine.")

Said Dr. Yoram Weiss, Director General, Hadassah Medical Organization, “The high summary score of 10 is a welcome recognition of the uncompromising professionalism of Hadassah, its medical staff and administration, and its contribution to science and medicine. The ability to lead in these quality indicators, year after year is what makes the difference for our patients.”

For more than a century, the Hadassah Medical Organization, the hospital system of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has set the standard in Israel for excellence in treatment and research. The experience and ingenuity of Hadassah’s doctors and scientists have yielded ideas with vast potential in all areas of medicine, including therapeutics, diagnostic medical devices and digital health. In 2023, Newsweek named Hadassaha world leader in oncology, the only medical center in Israel to receive that honor, and one of the world’s top hospitals in cardiology and smart technology.


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 two hospitals of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in Jerusalem, HWZOA helps support both exemplary care for more than one million people every year and 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 through medicine. 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 or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.