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The director of Hadassah-University Medical Center on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus, Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, is set to become the head of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin, which was recently renamed Yitzhak Shamir Hospital.
The 49-year-old pediatrician, who previously served as assistant director under former Hadassah Medical Organization director-general Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, was deputy director of Assaf Harofeh for four years until 2012, at which time she began her tenure as director at Hadassah.
Born in Jerusalem, Levtzion-Korach is married to Dr. Amit Korach, a heart surgeon at Hadassah-University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, and the mother of four sons.
Upon hearing news of her appointment, Levtzion-Korach said she was moved and sure that “with the wonderful and dedicated staff of the hospital, we will be able to reach new achievements on the level of those carried out under retiring hospital director Dr. Benny Davidson.”
She thanked Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman and his director-general, Moshe Bar Siman Tov, for their faith in her, adding that she intends to stress management with care for the individual and putting the patient first.
The first woman to run an Israeli hospital was Dr. Orna Blondheim, who for years has been director of the Emek Medical Center in Afula and previously was head of the Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva.