A second woman has been named head of a public general hospital.

Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach will become director-general of Hadassah University Medical Center on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus on June 1.

A pediatrician and graduate of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Levtzion-Korach is replacing Prof. Zvi Stern, who has been in the post for 11 years and was recently named president of the Jerusalem College of Engineering. She thus joins Dr.

Orna Blondheim, who for years has been director-general of the Emek Medical Center in Afula and previously was head of the Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva, in heading a public general hospital.

Levtzion-Korach has a master’s degree in health administration from Tel Aviv University. She worked at the Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Clinical Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

During her three years there she was also a senior consultant at Boston University’s program of management and variability in healthcare delivery and, later, at PatientFlow Technology, a leader in health care performance improvement that assists hospitals throughout the US to optimize patient flow and the use of resources.

Upon her return to Israel, Levtzion-Korach was named deputy director of Tzrifin’s Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, where she continued to put into practice her expertise in patient safety, quality of care and improvement of processes.

She has authored or coauthored a dozen research studies that have been published in prestigious medical journals and continues to pursue her research interests.

Born in Jerusalem, Levtzion- Korach is married to Dr. Amit Korach, a senior cardiothoracic surgeon at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, and the mother of four sons.

“I am proud to return to Hadassah and join the management team of this, the leading medical institution in Israel and the region,” she said. “I intend to focus on implementing the latest advances in patient safety practices, patient-centered care, risk management and quality assurance to serve the needs of all the people who come to this 350-bed community hospital every year.”

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