A second woman has been named head of a public general hospital.
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
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
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.
authored or coauthored a dozen research studies that have been published in
prestigious medical journals and continues to pursue her research
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.”