Sheba Medical Center named '10th best hospital' in the world

Sheba Medical Center was cited as "a leader in medical science and biotechnical innovation, both in the Middle East and worldwide."

March 24, 2019 12:41
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Sheba Medical Center named '10th best hospital' in the world

An aerial photo of Sheba Medical Center-Tel Hashomer.. (photo credit: SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER)


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Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan is the tenth best hospital in the world, according to a report by American weekly Newsweek.

The world’s best hospitals, Newsweek said, are “at the forefront of adapting” to the technological disruption currently transforming health care, while still “providing top-notch patient care.”

Sheba Medical Center was cited as “a leader in medical science and biotechnical innovation, both in the Middle East and worldwide,” collaborating with international parties to advance medical innovation, hospital systems and biotechnology.

The report also cited the hospital’s affiliation with Tel Aviv University, broad range of medical divisions and its treatment of more than one million patients annually.

Over one-quarter of all Israeli medical clinical research takes place at the hospital and, the report stated, it “works with nearly every Israeli medical institute to educate students and advance the future of the medical profession.”

The list of the top 1,000 hospitals worldwide was decided by an international panel of doctors, medical professionals and administrators across four continents, in partnership with statistics and market data portal Statista.

“We are proud and excited to have been chosen by Newsweek magazine to appear on this prestigious list of elite hospitals around the globe,” said Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center.

“This is the culmination of 70 years of dedication to excellence, professionalism and innovation by our devoted and talented staff within the field of medicine and patient care.

“Never resting on our laurels, we will continue pushing the boundaries to find cures and treatments that will not only benefit our patients in Israel but to also benefit mankind around the globe.”

The world’s best hospital, Newsweek said, was Rochester, Minnesota-headquartered Mayo Clinic, taking the top spot based on its educational activities, including the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and 57 research centers driven by over 4,000 research personnel.

The Cleveland Clinic – pioneers of the first total face transplant – and Singapore General Hospital were ranked in second and third place, respectively.

“This is a certificate of honor for the Israeli health system and for Sheba Medical Center, which reached this honorable achievement under the leadership of director-general Prof. Kreiss,” said Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman.

“This is an outstanding hospital in an excellent health system, and I congratulate the medical teams, doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff who put the hospital and the State of Israel on the world map.”

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