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No longer the ‘white elephant of Herzl Boulevard'

With the opening of its New Generation building, Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s facility for premature babies is the world’s largest.

Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s
Photo by: JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
When Shaare Zedek Medical Center was asked by the government to run the bankrupt Bikur Cholim Hospital last year, the addition of the 5,000 annual deliveries from the smaller institution brought the center’s total annual births up to 20,000.

Now, with the inauguration of facilities in its adjacent New Generation building, SZMC has the largest facility for premature babies in the world – room for 70 tiny infants at a time. Concurrently, a new obstetrics department – the hospital’s fourth – was also dedicated, with a banner outside boasting that it is “like a hotel.”



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