Sheba ranked country's largest hospital

The Tel Hashomer-based hospital has 1,430 beds, an income of $337.2 million and an average bed occupancy of 105%, Dun & Bradstreet-Israel says.

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Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer is the largest hospital in Israel, with 1,430 beds, income of $337.2 million (2.7 percent higher than the previous year) and average bed occupancy of 105%, according to Dun & Bradstreet-Israel. Israel's largest hospitals earned $2.678 billion last year, with the largest increase at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba (16.8%), Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba (14.3%) and Carmel Medical Center in Haifa (14%), a survey of 100 public and private hospitals found. The Rabin Medical Center, comprised of the Beilinson and Hasharon campuses in Petah Tikva, came in second with 1,383 beds and income of $290m., a 13.8% increase over the previous year. Rabin Medical Center plans to build a new emergency department, a mini-hotel for new mothers and their spouses and a cardiac center. Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center was third, with 1,054 beds and income of $283m. Its average occupancy rate is 114.2% - the highest among all the rated hospitals. It has the largest neurosurgery center in the country and the largest center for surgery of complex cancers, microsurgery and coronary catheterization. Soroka, the Negev's only hospital, was fourth with 1,012 beds and income of $192.4m. Rambam Medical Center in Haifa was fifth with 898 beds and income of $200m. Following them, in order, were: Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin, Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot, Western Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya, Emek Medical Center in Afula, Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, Carmel Medical Center in Haifa, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Hillel Jaffe Medical Center in Hadera, Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa, Laniado Hospital in Netanya, Ziv Hospital in Safed and Poriya Hospital in Tiberias. Hadassah (106.3%) and Sheba (105%) trail Tel Aviv Sourasky with the highest occupancy rates. The 25 largest hospitals have 14,696 beds. Assuta Hospital has the highest income per bed, at $461,700 a year, followed by Hadassah at $361,800, Tel Aviv Sourasky at $268,500, Sheba at $235,800 and Rambam at $222,700. Hadassah has the most medical staffers, with 2.56 doctors and nurses per bed, followed by Rambam with 2.3 and Assaf Harofeh with 2.23. The Herzliya Medical Center, a private institution with $93m. in income, performs as many operations as large public ones, Dun and Bradstreet-Israel said. Dr. Ehud Davidson, deputy director-general of Clalit Health Services and the man responsible for the health fund's hospital branch, said he was proud that Clalit hospitals were most represented in the top-10 income earners, "and even more important, in the level of medical care given to patients." Dun & Bradstreet-Israel also rated the health funds. Clalit Health Services remains the largest, with 3.8 million insured and income of $4.1b., 4.7% highest than last year. Together, the health funds have $6.8b. in income, up 4.4%. Maccabi Health Services is the second-largest health fund, with 1.7 million members and income of $1.5b., up 4.9%. Kupat Holim Meuhedet is third, with $650m. in income, followed by Kupat Holim Leumit, with $583m. Health fund managers are among the top public-sector earners in the country, with seven of them among the top 10.